Saturday, July 27,
Departure: 10.00 am
Return: 10.00 pm
My family arrived yesterday from Beijing in Suzhou. For this warm sunny day (40 ° C), we went towards the old town of Suzhou and canals.
Short walk in the typical street Ping Jiang Road, we tasted sweet dumpling of all colors and discovered streets forgotten by the time.
After this moment of peace; despite the 35 ° C we went direction the garden of the humble administrator. One of the greatest garden in China, the greatest of Suzhou. A Garden World Heritage of the UNESCO.
Admission is 60Y.
Website: http: //en.szzzy.cn./
Address: No. 178, Northeast
A beautiful garden with shadow. The park also has a beautiful bonsai collection.
After this relaxing walk towards Suzhou Museum. It was built by the same architect as the Louvre pyramid. The museum is also a mixed history of Suzhou and Chinese history during the Ming Dynasty.
Address: 江苏 省 苏州 市 平江区 东北 街 204 号
Dongbei Jie Lu near Lindman, Suzhou 215001, China
Once the visit finished, we walked to the North Pagoda. The North Pagoda is a large 8-floors building. It allows us a stunning view across Suzhou. This is the oldest Buddhist temple in Suzhou, more than 1,700 years of history.
Admission fees: 15Y
Address: No. 652 Renmin Rd Canglang District.
Heat outweighs the physical condition of the group, Mr Vincent and Mr Pierre want a cold beer ASAP (not kidding we all want a cool thing to drink). We stoped in a good American pub with lots of expats and we ordered a good-deserved beer.