Tag: What to see and do Suzhou

Travel Report: Tongli Water Town Part I, China.

December 2018. I couldn’t leave Suzhou without making a day trip out to one of six nearby ancient water towns. After a bit of research I plumped for a visit to Tongli Town, a beautifully preserved 1000 year old canal community sat just to the south of The Yangtze River. 100RMB (£11.40/€12.90/$14.70) entry tickets are […]

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Travel Report: Tonggui Bridge – Suzhou, China.

December 2018. Championed as “The Venice of China”, the city of Suzhou is home to a network of beautiful canals and ancient bridges. Two of its most historical bridges, Hu Xiang Shi Bridge and Si Po Bridge, lie on the cobbled, pedestrianised stretch of Pingjiang Road. The other is Tonggui Bridge, which many say is […]

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Travel Report: Suzhou Canal Cruise, China.

December 2018. If you’re looking to do a canal cruise in Suzhou, there are an abundance of routes and operators to choose from. During the summer you better book in advance, as the canals here get bombarded. I’m talking queues snaking down the street as far as the eye can see. Luckily I was spared all of […]

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Travel Report: Shantang Street – Suzhou, China.

December 2018. The city of Suzhou offers visitors a fascinating slice of ancient China, especially with its UNESCO gardens and restored canal streets. This really is the perfect city in which to meander, shop, watch boats bob by and cross an age old bridge or two. Having already covered the delights of Pingjiang Road, I decided […]

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Travel Report: Precious Belt Bridge – Suzhou, China.

December 2018. Of all the exquisite bridges on offer in the city of Suzhou, Precious Belt Bridge is certainly the most unique and curious of all. Located twenty minutes outside Suzhou’s city centre, this incredible 53 arch stone structure remains largely unloved by the masses. Generally people can’t be assed to visit stuff that isn’t […]

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Travel Report: Humble Administrator’s Garden Part II – Suzhou.

Want to get the full picture? Before reading this why not start with my article: Humble Administrator’s Garden Part I December 2018. I really enjoyed my Christmas Day wanderings around Humble Administrator’s Garden. In all honesty this second parter is a bit self indulgent. I was just so charmed by the place that I thought, […]

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Travel Report: Humble Administrator’s Garden Part I – Suzhou, China.

December 2018. It was Christmas Day and I was back on the road in China to conquer another little corner of this massive country! The beautiful city of Suzhou is famous for a number of sights. Firstly, you’ve got its gorgeous network of ancient canal streets. Secondly, and by no means less impressive, this is […]

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