Day Four 13th April 2015 - Suzhou April 13th 2015 Started the day with the short high speed rail journey from Shanghai to Suzhou. The experience would be familiar to air travellers complete with security checks and a short wait at a platform gate. Internally the carriages resemble an aircraft cabin with reclining seats and plently of leg room plus they run on time !
The walled and moated Suzhou city is 2500 years old having been established duri ... read more
Asia » China » Zhejiang » Suzhou 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