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China Day 9 - Suzhou Grand Canal

July 4th 2006
Today we went for a boat ride down the Grand Canals of Suzhou. But the highlight for me was a visit to the silk embroidery factory. I think most of the members of the tour were totally blow away by the artistry we saw. There were ladies working for years on single embroidery. The detail was so fine it looked like it was painted on silk. We recommend you add it to you tour. It was too bad I c ... read more
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Chinese Flag For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
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