Across the Roof of the World to Tibet
By Peter Liney
21 April 2016
My journey started with a few days in Beijing and the opportunity to take in all of the city’s great landmarks – in particular Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden Palace...Read more
Also known as 'China's Garden City', Suzhou is a city in the Jiangsu Province which is celebrated for its traditional waterfront architecture and beautiful gardens. The Classical Gardens of Suzhou are recognised on UNESCO's World Heritage list.
Owing to its position at the centre of the Yangtze River Delta, almost half of Suzhou's area is covered by water, leading to the city begin referred to as the 'Oriental Venice'. The city stands on Taihu Lake, one of the four largest freshwater lakes in China.
Today, Suzhou is a modern city with a bustling commercial district, but the ancient heritage of the city can be seen in its beautiful gardens, its original waterways and its courtyard parks.
The highlights of the city are its beautiful gardens and canals, including the famous 'Garden of the Master of the Nets'. Originally created in 1140, the enclosed complex is one of the smallest yet most beautiful of Suzhou's gardens.
A dizzying mix of ancient cultures, tumultuous history, breathtaking natural beauty and dynamic urban landscapes, China is a feast for all the senses. Magniﬁcent Beijing, the legendary Terracotta Warriors, captivating pandas and a cruise through the Three Gorges combine to offer an unforgettable experience.… see more
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