China: Suzhou

Famous for its extensive canals and waterways, Suzhou is often called the Venice of China…

Perhaps it’s more accurate to call Venice the Suzhou of Italy. But no matter. Just take the fast train from Shanghai and enjoy the many delights Suzhou has to offer.

Let’s go!

Bonsai (literally “tree in a pot”).
Watch the diving Cormorants go fishing.
The Grand Canal, which stretches 1100 miles from Beijing to Hangzhou, is the longest man-made waterway in the world.
Meet the crew…
…and maybe even drive the boat!
“Ohhhh, he has great skill!”
Ring the giant bell at Lingering Garden.
an intimate evening of theater and music at the Master of the Nets Garden.

Get a hands-on tour of the entire silk-production process at “The Number One Silk Factory”.
Share a cup of tea a the Yiyuan Garden (Garden of Happiness)
Getting some good luck by grasping the thumb of Wu Zixu.
Making friends at Lingering Garden (Frank hopes to share this story someday)

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