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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.
... area, we got a taxi out to the Lingshan Scenic Park area, with a large detour as the roads were blocked with military for some reason, and arrived at the park about midday. We could see the large bronze Buddha statue (the largest bronze Buddha statue in the world at 88m) in the distance, and followed the path walking past the Grand Screen Wall; the Altar of Buddha's Footprints; Nine Dragons Bathing Sakyamuni; Buddha's ...
... guards came to stop me.
He didn't speak English so this gave me my first chance to use my Chinese. I'm sure the conversation for him was something akin to me having a conversation with a budgie but it was good enough and he got me on my way.
I then got to the train station and more Chinese required to collect all the train tickets that I'd booked for my friend and I. I got all mine but not Rajiv's. We'll see if we can sort that out when ...
... china" the street follows this long canal, it's very beautiful but of course there was more people than there was room to walk. We were all hungry by now so we headed into a restaurant for lunch, now obviously as reading Chinese is way harder than speaking Chinese we always find a restaurant with pictures on the menu (or an English translation if we are lucky) today was one of those lucky days where the menu offered could be English or Chinese… and they had “shanghai sweet ...