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... canal the longest man made canal in the world, (1900km), hand dug by millions of people through forced labour some 15 hundred years ago it stretches all the way to Beijing.
At the end of the boat trip we walked over one of the many narrow bridges and then a long walk through the congested vibrant market. Lots of fresh food, really fresh, still alive.
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 ...
Excited to be off exploring we were all out of bed and ready to go by about 9:30, we headed out for breakfast and upgraded from our usual spot to a French bakery that was around the corner where we had delicious pastry and tea before jumping on the train and heading to Shanghai North.
Suzhou was about thirty minutes by bullet train away from shanghai so we were there before we knew it. We started off our day at Pingjiang Street which is where Suzhou got the nickname "the ...
Well today started early, was up at 0600 hrs and pottered around. I went down for breakfast, today I had toast, cheese, an egg, and a pancake with some blueberry jam and the coffee was also quite nice. We left our hotel at 0830 hrs on our way to Wuzhen. Wuzhen lies within the triangle formed by Hangzhou, Suzhou and Shanghai. Covering an area of 71.19 km2. Our first stop for the day was the Wuzhen Water Town that has been built around all these canals and ...