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Probably the best way to experience Suzhou and its canals is via a boat ride. That, unfortunately, wasn’t part of our tour with Sinorama. But we did get to walk both banks of one canal – artisan studios and souvenir shops on one side, restaurants...More
Suzhou. Beautiful little city built 2,500 years ago. Chinese call it Venice of the north. I took a boat ride through these little canals. Traditional Chinese architecture at its best. The famous gardens were a delight swell. This is how I imaged china to be...More
We went on a gondala and the oarsman sang in Chinese,,it was fun and we got to see homes from the canals..the bridges were just beautiful..I took many beautiful photo's..then we wander around the shops along the canal's..
Since Suzhou had once been called the Venice of the East, we had to try to find out why. Admittedly, there is very little left of that era, but we managed to get a sampan ride through some of the small canal roads. It was...More
yes i think Marco Polo was right when he was saying Suzhou is the Venice of the east .we went there with all the people of our group we walked along the mall city and then we went with the small dragon boats around the...More
Definitely worthwhile when visiting Suzhou but I found the canal tour to be too short and it only went through the wide part of the canal. Good views of the city wall but I expected to see the narrow canals.