Suzhou Taihu Golf Hotel
Travel Blogs from Suzhou
... back whilst someone else did all the work but in the end he really enjoyed it and now he has practical imperialist empathy for the rickshaw drivers rather than imagined. We had a boat trip on the Grand Canal and visited another Scholar's garden within which I stick like glue to Mike for obvious reasons! We have a chat with two sweet children who were fascinated by the strange foreign couple and everyone ...
We woke up way. too. early. (this might have something to do with the cheap Chinese beer)
Our bus to Suzhou left at 8:30 and it took us less than an hour to get there.
We wandered around a garden for a while and took some pictures, but it was really hot and sticky and we all just wanted to sit down/drink water so we didn't really enjoy it as much as we should have.
We then boarded the bus and travelled to another garden ...
... reservations back in Shanghai later that night. We started at the North Temple Pagoda and the Bao’en Temple. When we were greeted by a large statue of Laughing Buddha upon entering the complex, Sebastian said, “Buddha!” It was his first experience with the Laughing Buddha he knows from our Asian restaurants back in Boulder.
The good news is the tallest Chinese pagoda south of the Yangtze River was stunning. After a traditional nine story hike to the ...
Today we took taxis from our hotel to the Suzhou Institute of Science and Technology. To begin with we saw some student artwork. Shortly after, we meet in a conference room for a lecture on Feng Shui. Once our teacher completed hi lecture some Chinese students came to our room. We were each pared up with a student to help them ...
Day 8 Yet another tour to a factory. This tour is rife with them, something which other sources tell you to avoid! At least this one included information in regards to the production of silk which was interesting. Lo and behold, I found myself purchasing a silk quilt which I thought was great at the time as I was after a new one. Happily, I packed the compressed quilt into my things. We then spent quite a bit of time at the Lingering garden. Suzhou is famous for its gardens ...
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