Saturday, December 5, 2009

Next stop - China!!!

One of my fave things to do when I'm not actually travelling is to watch the Lonely Planet Travel series! While watching yesterday, they featured this most beautiful amazing city in China - Suzhou!

Of course I love the picture above - look at all those beautiful lanterns!!

The city is known as the Venice of China as it also contains canals and beautiful stone bridges.
Some of the stunning classical gardens are UNESCO world heritage sites.

Its also famous for its silk - another reason for me to visit!!

Its only about 80km from Shanghai - so I reckon pretty easy to get to.
Have any of my blog friends visited this place???

Its definately on my list of must see places in the near future. When I get there I'll be sure to share with you!!

I found these pics on Wikipedia. I hope you enjoy :-)

Happy weekend!!


Anonymous said...

Oh i love the 3rd pic.Looks charming.Very interesting place I imagine.

Thanks so much for stoppiong by my blog, always nice hearing from you.

Have a nice rest of the week, I imagine its sunday there already.~~Becky

Fairy Footprints said...

Oh my gosh what a great place to visit, the pictures are awesome, the water looks so peacful, this must have been a fun place to visit.



Deborah said...

I can only imagine ever going to a beautiful place like this! Thanks for sharing the photos with us!!!

Lorenza said...

That place sure is beautiful!
I have an Auntie who lives in Beijing. She has been living there for almost 5 years. She is coming here for Christmas and I am going to ask her if she has been there!
I hope you are having a great weekend!
Kisses and hugs

Kristin said...

We know people that recently brought home their little girl from China. It looks lake an amazing place to visit!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

I've never been but would love, love, love to go. Such a different look, I love it.

Marina Mott said...

It's really a beautiful and intersting place! I'd never been there but I'll (ok...I'll try to go!)

Poppy Q said...

Looks like a great place to visit.

AlessandraLace said...

lovely blog.thank you for sharing these pictures. hugs to you and your lovely Patsy. Alessandra

Kelley at My Island Wedding said...

wow... these are beautiful shots! Can I come?

Kathy G said...

I'd definitely recommend Suzhou!

When Hubby and I went to China on a tour four years ago, one of our stops was Suzhou. We got to ride in a boat through some of the canals. Not all of them look as scenic as the one in your picture!

We also got to tour a silk factory there. It was interesting seeing how they untangled the strands of silk in the cocoons. As most tours do, this one emptied out into a large gift shop.

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happyichigo♥ said...

china!wonderful country to visit!! i wish to go too!!

Rachel Follett said...

Looks like a great place to visit!

Who's that Gamine? said...

It's on my top 5 of places to visit!! Sigh...



Deliciously Organized said...

I've never been but it looks gorgeous!!

Jessica Cangiano said...

I'm enjoying your jaunt around the world so much, thank you for sharing this lovely virtual tour with us, sweetie!

Big hugs to you and darling Patsy!
♥ Jessica