My 5: Tongli Water Town Part II, China.

canal street Tongli Water Town Suzhou China

Want to get the full perspective? Before reading this, why not dip into my article Tongli Water Town Part I. 1. December 2018. I’m glad I got to see Tongli Water Town in the off-season. A friend told me the summer crowds here are horrible, so I made sure to appreciate the empty streets and […]

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My 5: Tongli Water Town Part I, China.

Entrance gate Tongli Water Town Suzhou China

1. December 2018. It was my last day in Suzhou and as I made my way out for coffee I was already reflecting on a highly productive four days of exploring. I hadn’t been disappointed with the city’s somewhat lazy “Venice of China” tag, thanks to the particularly charming canal neighborhoods of Pingjiang Road and Shantang […]

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My 5: Precious Belt Bridge – Suzhou, China.

Baodai Bridge Precious Belt Bridge Suzhou China

Reading from China? This My 5 contains a YouTube video, which can only be viewed with a VPN! 1. December 2018. Of all the exquisite bridges on offer in the city of Suzhou, Precious Belt Bridge has got to be the most unique and curious of all. Located twenty minutes outside Suzhou’s city centre, this […]

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My 5: Suzhou Canal Cruise, China.

Suzhou canal cruise from Shantang Street Jiangsu Province China.

Reading from China? This My 5 contains YouTube videos, which can only be viewed with a VPN! 1. 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 summertime you better book in advance, as the canals get bombarded and […]

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My 5: Tonggui Bridge – Suzhou, China.

Tonggui Bridge Shantang Street Suzhou Jiangsu Province China

1. 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 the most historical bridges, Hu Xiang Shi Bridge and Si Po Bridge, can be found on the cobbled pedestrian stretch of Pingjiang Road. The other, and perhaps the definitive […]

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My 5: Shantang Street – Suzhou, China.

Shantang Street Suzhou Jiangsu Province China

Reading from China? This My 5 contains YouTube videos, which can only be viewed with a VPN! 1. December 2018. The city of Suzhou offers visitors a fascinating slice of ancient China with its UNESCO gardens and restored canal streets. For an atmospheric stroll through yesteryear there are two particularly handsome pedestrianized roads where you […]

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My 5: Suzhou Museum, China.

Fish pond Suzhou Museum Jiangsu Province China

1. December 2018. Covering all of Suzhou’s plentiful sights in just five days requires good planning and a strong pair of legs, especially for someone like me who tries to do as much as I can on foot. When I was researching my trip back in Ruian I initially thought I’d skip Suzhou Museum. I’ve […]

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