Two wonderful days in Suzhou, China – Top Blogs Revisited

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Two wonderful days in Suzhou, China

Looking back, this is worth a read. It’s one of our most popular travel blogs.

Slow Travel in Distant Places

Transport barge on the Grand Canal, Suzhou, China Transport barge on the Grand Canal, Suzhou, China (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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English: The Changmen Gate in Suzhou Polski: B... English: The Changmen Gate in Suzhou Polski: Brama Changmen w Suzhou (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Decorative boats on a Canal at the edge of dow... Decorative boats on a Canal at the edge of downtown, Suzhou, China (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Grand Canal of China at Suzhou The Grand Canal of China at Suzhou (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

After two lovely days in Hangzhou, our driver took us to Suzhou for a two night stay. We arrived at lunchtime and in the afternoon visited the Garden of the Humble Administrator and took a boat ride on the Grand Canal and saw the famous Marco Polo Bridge.

The Garden of the Humble Administrator is a UNESCO Heritage site and one of the top sites in China. Highlights include:

  • Built in 1509 (Ming Dynasty)
  • Covers 5.2 hectares
  • One of the four most famous gardens in China
  • Amazing landscapes and waterscapes, including fantastic lotus…

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