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Sunday, October 25, 2009
China Trip - Days 4 & 5 - Suzhou
Next stop......Suzhou. Suzhou is a "small" (2+ Million) city on the lower reaches of the Yangtze River. It is know for it's canals, beautiful stone bridges, pagodas and gardens, and silk. We started our tour with a boat ride on the Grand Canal. The Grand Canal is the longest ancient canal in the world, stretching from Beijing to Hangzhou (1,115 miles). The stretch in Suzhou is quite scenic. We also visited 2 gardens, Tiger Hill and Lingering Garden, a silk factory, and an embroidery institute.