Suzhou (苏州) and Tiger Hill (虎丘山)
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March 14th, 2009 – by: seattlejon
We booked a triple room in Guanqian Hotel, right in the center of Suzou.
We spent the first day visiting Tiger Hill, the nearby canal city Zhouzhuang (Venice of China), and enjoying the walking streets in the center of Suzhou. Tiger Hill came highly recommended by some of our Chinese coworkers, but we came away feeling disappointed. The main attraction is a pagoda at the top of the hill. Climbing the pagoda is off limits since it is starting to lean over like the tower of pisa.
After visiting Tiger Hill, we found a taxi and went to the main bus station about 1km east of the train station. There we got tickets to Zhouzhuang. The bus tickets to Zhouzhuang cannot be purchased at the normal ticket windows. Instead, go all the way to the office at the east side of the building. The bus ticket includes an entry ticket for the special sights in Zhouzhuang. I think there are about 10 and seeing them all will take you most of the day.
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