posted by Sarah
We have often heard about Suzhou, because it’s linked to Hanzhou in an old saying: “上有天堂,下有蘇杭” which translates as:
“Above is heaven, below is Su-Hang (the cities of Suzhou & Hangzhou).”
We decided to take a weekend trip to the city whose legendary beauty is matched only by our own Hangzhou. The weather was perfect and we got some nice pictures, which we will share here:
An ornate pavilionA nice stained glass motifSuzhou has two faces: the old city and the incredibly new and shiny Singapore Industrial Park area (we actually stayed in that area with a family through Couchsurfing.) The newer neighborhood is located between the old city and 金鸡湖 (literally “golden chicken lake”), which boasts a pyrotechnic light show in the evenings. We were looking forward to seeing this show but sadly it wasn’t running that night. We did manage to recoup our evening by getting ice cream from Coldstone Creamery.