So we stopped at Su Zhou, so let’s continue the journey after the lunch at the “can ting”.
The weather has turn hot in Su Zhou, it’s almost as hot as Miri although it’s only 18′c. I think it’s the sun that makes the weather tricky. Anyway, the afternoon journey is to continue at 山塘老街，the Shan Tang Old Street of Su Zhou. It attracts a lot of people, most of all, we saw a lot of wedding photo shooting event there. I saw at least 4 couples there. Definitely, its the breathtaking views that attracts all these crowds, which includes us the tourist.
We were actually crossing a river, and shoplots are two side a long the river. There’s a lot of local souvenirs and food to buy, and what did I get here? I actually bought a lot of chopstick from here! No picture taken, share with guys the next round
The shops and houses here are classic, especially the door knob. Each of the house have their own unique sets of door knob.
I saw some of the tourist did took a boat ride, I think you need to pay a minimum charge for it. Our group did not bother about the ride, the only thing that we are targeting are shopping!
It’s a shopping heaven for all.
I saw a lot of food , which I’m not sure whats the name of it. Somehow, by looking at so many locals are buying it, I guess it should be taste so good.
Then there’s a shop selling pastries at the very end of the street, the aroma smells good so we decided to give it a try. I got myself a sponge cake, taste good when its hot, and it’s just RMB 1 yuan, that equals to RM0.50 only.
And I spotted a few stall selling jack fruit, buah nangka, huiyo, in Malaysia those few pieces cost only RM1, but here, they are selling RMB20 yuan = RM10. So now you know, not that everything in China must be cheap!
The final stop in Su Zhou was also a shopping street, but now it’s a modern shopping street. It’s called Guan Qian Jie 观前街. I think almost everywhere in China is covered by tourist and locals especially on their public holidays. I did not spotted any special shops that attracts me, no, because there’s not much SALES , no , also because all the brand sound so unfamiliar to me.
So we actually does not have any idea of where to go, so ended up sitting outside of Watson where that’s the best place for me to shop throughout the street. And taking some silly pictures at the street.
Look carefully at the roadsign above, its 太监弄, “Eunuch” alley. If you are not sure what is Eunuch then maybe you should wiki it
We had a very early dinner today, its just 5.30pm.
Dinner was bad, bad enough that we plan to have instant noodle at night. Somehow, I did not manage to wake up for supper, cos I’ve already fallen coma after the medicine.
Basically Su Zhou could be a really wonderful place, where you could find lots of classical view and even the modern ones. It’s a highly recommended must visit place, so plan ahead if you are planning to go China.
Coming up next, Wu Xi.