Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Daytripping in Suzhou

On Tuesday, Jason and I decided to hop the speed train for this city known for it's gardens (some claiming to be 1000 years old).

One of the tag lines for Suzhou (sue-joe) is that it is the Venice-of-the-East ... we didn't find it to be on par with that claim, but it was a lovely little town (only 6 million people) and we had fun exploring it for a few hours.

Suzhou does have a lot of canals running through it that made for some pretty scenery.

It is also known for it's many bridges...

We got to play on a remnant of the original city wall

Atop the wall - complete with grass and benches!
Of course a garden is not complete without a pagoda.

1 comment:

Molly W. said...

love that first pic of you and Jason!