After a 24-hours train journey, I reached Suzhou for an extended weekend, waiting for the time to board the plane in Shanghai. Suzhou is a pleasant town with wonderful gardens and small canals which earned the city the nickname of Venice of the East. In addition to the gardens,a few buddhist and taoist temples are worth visiting, both in the city and its satellite towns like Mudu and Tongli. In the evening local music can be enjoyed in teahouses. There are also plenty of buses leaving Suzhou for both airports in Shanghai, taking only about two hours for the trip.
Impressions of Suzhou