A Visit to Suzhou
Suzhou Travel Blog› entry 3 of 5 › view all entries
August 4th, 2007 – by: yschung
Upon our arrival to Suzhou we toured the Lingering Garden, Garden of Reflection, Humble Administrator's Garden, the Lion Grove Garden and ended the day with Tiger Hill.
My favorite is the tower on Tiger Hill. At the bottom of the tower, Chinese archaeologists discovered what they believe to be the tomb of one of the kings, but due to ancient booby-trap (something about sodium compounds and attempts to open the door will cause the whole place to explode), the tomb remains undisturbed. The tower is what the locals call the Chinese leaning tower. It really is very much like the Leaning Tower of Piza. The grounds of Tiger Hill is the closest thing the region can call a mountain and is quite beautiful.
The hotel is a 2 star hotel but clean and decent. For one night and paying less than $8 (sharing with two friends), it was really great.
For dinner we sought out a Sechuan restaurant. The verdict? GREASY as all hell. Flavor was good, but with so much oil, you can eat hardly anything and get full. But again, very cheap! We ordered four dishes - enough to feed at least six people and paid $10 total (not per person)
Tomorrow - Tongli!
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