China
Suzhou

Here you’ll find travel reports about Suzhou. Discover travel destinations in China of travelers writing a travel blog on FindPenguins.

7 travelers at this place:

  • Day85

    Su Zhou

    March 9 in China

    Our second day in Shanghai was spent in the ancient city of Su Zhou, a town that makes an unforgettable presentation of traditional Chinese culture. After a 2 hour drive we arrived at the old canals of Su Zhou where we boarded a boat for a ride through the old waterways. Homes and markets line the canals. All of the everyday activities of laundry, bathing, cooking and cleaning were in view. After the canal ride we visited the embroidery institute where we saw master craft women creating incredibly intricate and beautiful works of art . Our favorite piece was a 6-panel, 5 foot tall screen that took two women 3 years to complete. It depicted egrets amid bamboo . For a a mere $269,000, we could have brought it home with us. After a Chinese lunch at a hotel, we headed to a classical Chinese garden called The Humble Administrator’s Garden about 50 miles west of Shanghai. Chuck gave up trying to capture photos that were not crowded with a multitude of tourists. The ride back to the ship was 3 hours long because of Friday rush hour traffic. We ran to our rooms, changed clothes and headed out to celebrate Gil’s birthday at Manfredi’s on the ship, while our designated driver Captain Knutsen set sail for Hong Kong. This morning we were surrounded by Chinese “fishing boats.“ Chuck counted over 70 from our balcony. It is amazing how many of these “fishing boats “ have so much electronic equipment.🤫 This afternoon Chuck and I took a Chinese cooking class and a long napRead more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Suzhou, Sutsjou, سوجو, Сучжоў, Суджоу, Sŭ-ciŭ, Сучжоу, Su-čou, Σουτσόου, Suĝoŭo, سوژو, Sû-chû-sṳ, סוגואו, सूझोऊ, Szucsou, Սուչժոու, SZV, 蘇州市, 쑤저우 시, Sudžou, Сүжоу, So͘-chiu-chhī, Suzhou i Jiangsu, ਸੂਜ਼ੂ, Суџоу, சுசோ, ซูโจว, سۇجۇ شەھىرى, سوژوو, Suchjou, Tô Châu, 苏州市, 蘇州, 苏州

Join us:

FindPenguins for iOS FindPenguins for Android

Sign up now