The bonsai garden or bonsai forest is within the Humble Administrator's Garden, with a large number of all types and sizes of bonsai. This rare art of gardening is associated with profound oriental philosophy, felled trees being very young, under a lot of care, making the wonderful result you can see in this garden. You have to take a stroll in this forest, you can´t miss out.
Suzhou is known by many as the Venice of China, even as all comparisons are odious, and much more when something is compared to the incomparable beauty of Venice. Suzhou is a city that offers good things and special places. For me it is the set of feelings you get when getting lost in its alleys and canals, the white walls of the houses give a special charm, homes in most cases thus note are inhabited places, and it is something that gives authenticity to the streets because there is something made especially for tourists, and I was fortunate enough to have visited when it was cold in November, and with little tourists, so the feelings were special even with the intense cold. To get to Suzhou by train from Shanghai takes around 30 to 50 minutes.
The preserved historic houses lie among small traditional water channels by way of streets, which provide the Imperial Canal that served to supply water to the cities of the north, while it was the primary means of communication for moving troops and trade. These channels of Suzhou appear, as the Li River in the Chinese currency notes. The city is great for touring the craft markets ( such as those of silk), at prices are better than those that can be found in Beijing. But it is known for the number and quality of its gardens of UNESCO. It has monuments like the North Temple Pagoda. But Adena is the perfect place to get a cheap massage.
It is a river town about 120 km from Shanghai. Surrounding channels are frequented by boats in the gondolas style, steered by uniformed ladies ve invite visitors to climb aboard. The buildings are packed with small shops offering all kinds of things and if you want to buy something, you must bargain as everywhere in China. To enter the village you have to pay a fee, which will go towards conserving the buildings and gardens. Very interesting for a visit, and there are tours you can take of the area.
It is certainly the most incredible monument of Suzhou, The Venice of the East: Suzhou, and easy to point out seen from the outside without even having to enter the park. Here I show you not only the Tiger Hill Pagoda but also the houses, The Leaning Pagoda. King I Lü was buried here in Tiger Hill. Its name "Tiger" is just that because according to legend, once I Lü died, a few days later there was a White Tiger which later disappeared. For this reason it was thought that the tiger protected the king's tomb. It took 1500 years, constructed up the hill the pagoda, which incidentally was not inclined but over time it was not clear why it tilted. The only thing that is left for visitors is the fact that they can enjoy this monument.
This garden called Garden of the Fishermen is the smallest but the best preserved in Suzhou. It was designed in the twelfth century but was abandoned and later restored in the eighteenth century as part of the residence of a retired officer who liked fishing, hence its name. The main garden is in the centre. The east of the garden was originally a residential area. In the west, there is an interior garden courtyard. The best thing about this park is the use of space, characterized by a maze of courtyards and ingenious windows framing the different parts of the garden.
Tongli is a small town that can be reached from Suzhou by bus in around half an hour. It is characterized by its historic district, a large part of the city that is stuck in time, keeping alive the tradition and beauty that spreads its architecture and canals. In the same place you can visit museums, gardens, plazas and homes, wrapped in an atmosphere similar to that offered by Suzhou. The entrance to the campus costs 80 RMB which is roughly 8-9€
A major tourist attraction are the Suzhou gardens, a traditional place of Chinese culture, filled with beautiful buildings showing remnants of beautiful Chinese architecture where one can enjoy finishing their bonsai gardens, all mixed with an environment where water is present in ponds. The fee to enternt varies depending on whether it is high or low season. It´s a place you definitely have to see if you are here. It has been declared a heritage site by Unesco.
The SIP (Suzhou Industrial Park) is a fairly new area in the city, which was recently built to create a leisure space for citizens and tourists in Suzhou. It has a wide promenade that overlooks Jin Ji Lake, which gives a wonderful view, bordered by a variety of restaurants and places to sit down and relax. During the summer water sports are quite popular. We also see an amazing curvaceous sculpture called Rong Yuan which is a symbol of the park.
The Municipal Park in Jingyin city is a large area of parkland consisting of forests, lakes, pavilions and even the luck of having a beach on the lake, where you can leisurely sunbathe on the sand without crowds, because the Chinese do not like the sun. Strolling through the park is very nice, because thanks to iits large area, you feel alone in the midst of nature, enjoying the hiddern corners that make its overall design. You can also rent a small boat and walk around the lake that is at one end of the park.
The pedestrian street of Jiangyin is one of the city's most popular locations, because it contains the majority of shopping centres and restaurants. It's spacious with bright tiles on the ground that sometimes reflect the sky. It's used a lot by locals and tourists. Throughout your tour, you will see various sculptures of Chinese characters that are part of everyday life, not only in Jiangyin, but throughout China.
It was a rainy day with an overcast, gray sky. However, a walk along the asphalt was nice. I got to discover streets and shops. We went to the Temple of Confucius to admire its beauty and we enjoyed seeing the little places there. Finally we saw the wall.
Muse is a club that you can find in many countries. In eastern China it's in Suzhou and Shanghai, two very important tourist cities. It's a good club with a main stage and a lot of tables and chairs in the stylish bar where you can enjoy a drink with friends and have a good time. At the sides there are comfortable armchairs and low tables where groups of people meet to have drink. Usually people do not dance much, Orientals aren't very fond of dancing, but every so often you will see several people enjoying the music. The drinks are good but expensive. it is a good place to listen to music, dance to current music and hang out with friends in a glamorous and colorful atmosphere.
Zhangjiagang Municipal Park is one of the main attractions of the city. It features a large playground with free public access, in a traditional oriental design. Obviously the most prevalent feature is the water of a large artificial lake dotted with forests rising from the waters and. There is also a playground for children, with a spectacular ship where children can climb and play freely. There is also a sand area, liek the shores of a beach with large rocks. There is a large variety of different vegetation.