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.
From the Suzhou Travel Guide
Sunday. Wuxi (woo-shi) brings us one city closer to Shanghai. Today we spent the morning at a Silk demonstration factory. The Suzhou area is the centre of the silk industry. However, like the jade centre earlier, the main purpose is to earn revenue from tourists. The sales pitch started on the bus ...
Posted in China 2012 by wakenaam