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Greeting from Italy!

 

We had a safe trip back home and, once jet-lag was gone, everything is back to normal.

The travel has been a fantastic, unique experience I will never forget. Thanks for setting everything so well, so precisely, so perfectly! Everything was really great, from the hotels to the guides. So...thank you! The only thing you couldn't really do anything on was the weather.  Maybe next time you can "book" also some sunny weather for us, ok? ^_^

That was my pleasure to meet you in Chengdu. I promise next time I'll come to China I'll be able to read the book you gave me ^_^

 

Here Autumn has come, it's quite cold and i miss pandas very much...

 

Many thanks for your email, hope to hear from you soon.

 

S. S.
Italy

August - September 2017
China Family Holiday (Beijing - Chengdu - Chongqing - Yangtze Three Gorges - Shanghai - Suzhou)

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SuzhouLying by Taihu Lake, Suzhou, a city close to Shanghai, is one if the excellent tourist destination cities in China. The fertile waterside land south of the Yangtze River, and the time-honored Wu culture have made Suzhou become a flourishing, pretty and elegant city of over 1,000 years.

Suzhou is located in the center of the Yangtze Delta, in the south of Jiangsu Province, with Shanghai to the east, Zhejiang Province to the south, Wuxi City to the west and the Yangtze River to the north. 42% of the city is covered by water, including a vast number of ponds and streams, Suzhou is praised as the 'Oriental Venice'.

Suzhou used to be the capital of the Wu State during the Spring and Autumn Period (770-476 BC). In 514 BC, by the command of ruler Helu of Wu, his senior minister Wu Zixu built the Great City, and its wall measured 23.5 km in circumstances with 8 pairs of land and water gates. The city began to take the name of Suzhou and Gusu City during the Sui Dynasty (581-618). Great changes have take place in Suzhou through its long history. Yet, despite of repeated devastation, the city is still seated exactly on the original site, as it was 2,500 years ago, which is indeed an instance rarely found in the world.

Reputed as the "Venice of Orient", the old town of Suzhou is still a city of canals, hump-backed bridges, and low, white washed houses. Over 100 surviving ancient gardens are scattered in the urban area. In 1997 the classical gardens including Humble Administrator's Garden, Garden of the Net Master, Pavilion of the Surging Wave, Lingering Garden and Lion Grove were added to the list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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Things To Do in Suzhou - Suzhou Attraction Guide

Humble Administrator's Garden

Lingering Garden

Garden of Net Master

Tiger Hill

The Grand Canal, Suzhou

Zhouzhuang Water Town




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