Categories: SuzhouVisions

Visions of Suzhou : China

It’s been almost 6 years since I last visited Suzhou and the city of Suzhou has changed dramatically. Sure, you have the old areas with the canals (unjustifiably promoted as “Venice of the east”) which we all know of, but then you have the amazing new area surrounding the lake. That area, to me, signifies all about the China transformation. It surprised me in scale, comparable to some of the changes in Shenzhen and in Shanghai. Suzhou is a thriving Chinese city and it really shows.

I had a couple of days to roam around and explore and I enjoyed both the old and the new, making for a much more pleasant visit compared to my last. The tourist sites are, as usually with China, completely overrun with the local tourist hordes making it very crowded, but there are a few hidden gems a bit off the beaten track that make it all worth while.

 

So, here is the visions photo summary of my latest visit to Suzhou, the old and the new…

 

Visions of Suzhou : China

Visions of Suzhou : China

Visions of Suzhou : China

Visions of Suzhou : China

Visions of Suzhou : China

Visions of Suzhou : China

Visions of Suzhou : China

Visions of Suzhou : China

Visions of Suzhou : China

Visions of Suzhou : China

Visions of Suzhou : China

Visions of Suzhou : China

Visions of Suzhou : China

Visions of Suzhou : China

Visions of Suzhou : China

Visions of Suzhou : China

Visions of Suzhou : China

Visions of Suzhou : China

Visions of Suzhou : China

Visions of Suzhou : China

Visions of Suzhou : China

Visions of Suzhou : China

Visions of Suzhou : China

Visions of Suzhou : China

Visions of Suzhou : China

Visions of Suzhou : China

Visions of Suzhou : China

Visions of Suzhou : China

Visions of Suzhou : China

 

Location:

 

visions

Share
Published by
visions

Recent Posts

Opera House : Zhuhai China

Opera House : Zhuhai China

An unexpected treat in my last visit to Zhuhai was the futuristic Zhihai Opera House. These are visible almost from…

3 hours ago
Visions of Mdina Old Town : Malta

Visions of Mdina Old Town : Malta

Mdina is an 8th century fortified town near the center of Malta, with well preserved city walls and picturesque old…

3 hours ago
Visions of Maribor : Slovenia

Visions of Maribor : Slovenia

Maribor is a sleepy little town in Slovenia, on the border with Austria. Only stopped here briefly before crossing the…

1 day ago
Visions of Stockholm : Sweden

Visions of Stockholm : Sweden

Been hoping to see Sweden for quite some time, but it was only recently in an invite to Linkoping that…

1 day ago
Visions of Linkoping : Sweden

Visions of Linkoping : Sweden

When visiting a conference in Rotterdam beginning of summer I got an unexpected opportunity being invited to visit Sweden. I…

6 days ago
Visions of Rijeka : Croatia

Visions of Rijeka : Croatia

After a cold weekend in mid-summer at the Netherlands, I decided it was time to warm up, and headed down…

2 weeks ago
Facebook Iconfacebook like buttonTwitter Icontwitter follow buttonVisions of Travel InstagramVisions of Travel InstagramVisions of Travel Instagram