Day 4 of my China Trip.
It also recorded the day of I’m not able to login to FB and also days of running nose. Achooo! Luckily, Mr Sunshine seems to protect me in Su Zhou.
The weather has turn better, roughly around 15′c daily. So we’ve actually took down a few layers of clothing, and look less bulkier from now on.
The Liverpool hotel does give a better standard of breakfast compared to previous. Seems like our hotels are getting better day by day.
Although we have a tour guide with us, somehow when we reach to Su Zhou, the tour agent arrange another local tour guide to bring us around. Met Xiao Liang, which I think he is quite professional. He actually brief us a lot of Local Cultures, the place where he grown up.
The first stop that we visited was the 耦园 , Couple’s retreat garden. Sounds cool right? Personally I love this garden compare to the next one.
All these are so movie scene, isn’t it?
There’s a lot of flowers and rocks inside the garden. So just take as much photo as I could. :p
We were actually too happy to see the sunshine, it makes the whole garden lighten up! So do our mood!
We spent about 30 mins in this garden. We took a boat ride back to the main entrance. It’s purposely arrange by the tour guide, he says he want us to experience their cultural. The old nanny will sing us some oldies, such as Teresa’s song and we will give some tips for her hard-work.
The boat ride was intent to be short, is just giving us a chance to take a look of the river view. There’s also a nice sakura inside this garden. This is the 1st time in my life to see sakura too!
The next garden we’re heading , would be 狮子林 Lion Grove Garden. Sounds like a zoo more than a garden to me.
This place is over crowded compare to the previous garden. Maybe it’s smaller, and its located near to town area so there’s more visitor going into this garden. There’s a lot of street hawker trying to sell us some preserved fruits. Basically they are targeting tourist, and they will sell you the fruits at a ridiculous price as if you have never seen fruit before.
So what to see inside this Lion Grove? It is famous for its large and labyrinthine grotto of taihu rock at the garden’s center as cited from Wiki. For me, personally, due to the crowd, seriously I can’t find any good spot to observes the rock. So , forget about it. Just take a few photos for remembrance.
That has been very kind of the tour guide, for arranging us to both of UNESCO garden of Su Zhou.
Before he ended the tour of Su Zhou, we were introduced to the Silk Factory. They said, this is government run organisation, so that the tourist should not have worry about purchasing their product. The silk product that was being introduced by the tour guide does sounds so good somehow the quality of the product could only be justify after a few years of using it.
Again, the whole group, only the elderly couple bought a few products.
So cut the crap, let’s go to Can Ting. Anything wrong? Ya, it’s call 餐厅. That was the pinyin translate. Hmm, or why don’t they name it Canteen, it’s more similar to the translation. Anyhow, the meal from here are consider good. Not too oily, which is more suitable to our taste bud.
Look at that huge pork leg, oh… that’s William’s favourite.
This conclude our Su Zhou, garden tour in the morning. I will update more on shopping is Su Zhou in my next post