Suzhou (苏州) is a city of about 6 million people on the banks of Taihu Lake near the lower reaches of the Yangtze in Jiangsu Province that was settled in 509 BC. The city has been famous for over the last thousand years of Chinese history because of its amazing silk. It was also a major commercial centre due to its location near the Grand Canal.
Suzhou - Day 1
In Chinese, there's the saying, 上有天堂 (Shang yo tiantang), 下有苏杭 (Xia yo Suhang). In English (my crude translation), Up above there's Heaven, Down below there's SuHang. More succintly, Heaven above, SuHang below. SuHang refers to Suzhou (苏州) and Hangszhou (杭州). I ...
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