Tag Archives: Suzhou

Travel Theme: Simplify

Ailsa of Where’s My Backpack invites bloggers to post travel photos each week. This time she’s given us “Simplify” for a theme because the first week of August is Simplify Your Life Week. The images above all have simple lines … Continue reading

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Silk Museum

Suzhou’s Silk Museum is free and offers visitors a chance to see the history of silk and how silk was made long ago. It just takes about an hour to go through the exhibits, which offer lots of English explanations. … Continue reading

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Celeste House, Suzhou

On charming Pingjiang Road, Celeste House is one of many cafés beckoning passersby.  Craving some hot chocolate, my friends and I succumbed. Celeste House has a restaurant and guest house. It’s got the feel of a small, traditional inn and … Continue reading

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Mingtown Suzhou Hostel

Located along a canal in a preserved district, that’s updated with shops and cafés the Mingtown is a great place to stay when visiting Suzhou. It’s within walking distance of the terrific Suzhou Museum, the Humble Administrator’s Garden and several … Continue reading

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Humble Administrator’s Garden

On of the jewels in Suzhou’s crown is the Humble Administrator’s Garden. Suzhou has many, many terrific Chinese gardens which were first designed in the 11th – 16th centuries and maintained (with varying care) to this day. Visiting in December, … Continue reading

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Suzhou Museum

Designed by I. M. Pei, who spent his childhood in Suzhou, the Suzhou Museum is a joy. The architecture reminds me of Pei’s museum in Miho, Japan. It’s modern with bold geometric lines and takes its cues from nature and … Continue reading

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