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... Next stop at the Master of the Nets Garden which is one of the most famous gardens in Suzhou, containing a series of halls, courtyards and gardens.
Lunch was as a muslim Chinese restaurant. Round table, lazy susan and lots of delicious food.
The afternoon turned very misty, cold and rainy for our three hour drive to Hangzhou.
We went back to Casa Zoe's for breakfast after moving from the Kempinski Hotel back to the Gran Park Hotel for work tomorrow. We then went to visit the Nanshan Temple, and walked around a market area, a bit like Confucius Temple area in Nanjing with small shops and stalls.
We then took a lovely boat trip down the Grand Canal (which we have been on in Hangzhou also), stopping off at a hand-made brick museum. Another lovely day.
... Xiangfu Temple; Ancient Gingko Square; the Grand Buddha; Brahma Palace (also called the Valican Palace); Flying Dragon Tower and the Five Mudra Mandala.
We got back to the Nine Dragons Bathing Sakyamuni at 2.45 to watch the water ceremony where water sprouts out of the dragons mouths and the lotus leaf at the top opens to display a small Buddha who turns a complete circle. Fabulous! It was an amazing ...
... pork” which looked awfully like the sweet and sour pork we have at home but way better (the Chinese food we have at home by the way is in no way considered Chinese food haha I haven’t found a single thing even remotely close to it) we each decided what to order and called the waiter over however as we started ordering he said “Oh sorry we have finished lunch, we are now serving tea and cakes”… tea and cakes at 2:30 in the afternoon! We were shattered. ...
... kindly provided speed updates a-la Concorde. I was seated beside Gordon which gave me a good chance to get chatting with him and catch him up on the time he'd missed. We all nearly got off at the wrong stop though as the stop before had the town name in it, it just also said something else! A helpful man asked the guard and all was well. I was surprised when we got off the train to be greeted by so many touts selling maps and tours of the area. Clearly this is far more of a ...