- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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We took the High speed train today....wow its fast 300 km/hr! Visited the the Humble Administrator's Garden, covering about 12.85 acres in size, . Due to its unique designs and architecture. In 1513, Wang Xiancheng, an Imperial Envoy and poet of the Ming Dynasty created a garden on the site of the dilapidated Dahong Temple which had been burnt …
... There was no fast rail then and some of the roads in this district were still dirt. We eventually found the infamous canals which draws many tourists to experience Venice in China. This area had a real charm. Old timber boats escorted tourists along the narrow canals while others wandered the maze of waterways. It is definitely no Venice but it was certainly an enjoyable area to visit especially when we detoured off the ...
... then caught the overnight train to Suzhou. 14 hours of travel with 6 per cabin about 6' 6" square with all our luggage too. The beds were 3 high but we ended up with the youngsters so they let us have the bottom bunks. Quite a party and others joined us too so very cozy at times. The thought of 14+hours in those conditions sounds horrendous but it was really fun. Just arrived at our hotel 11 am for a much needed shower and rest before we go out again for a walk round the ...
Suzhou is famed for its private gardens, canals and silk and is frequently compared with Venice as 42% of the area of the city is covered by water. Suzhou is in the middle of the Yangtze Delta. The city is divided by the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal which is man made and runs from north to South of the country and is famous for the canals, stone bridges, pagodas and meticulously designed gardens.
I visited Tongli on Christmas day. There was not many tourist around. It was very enjoyable. You actually have to pay a fee to get within the town. It's a bit expensive (£10) but I think it is worth it because then you can get into every house and garden with that ticket and you get to see a lot more than if you had to pay for each site individually. At least I get the feeling that it's worth it. Otherwise I wouldn't ...