Best places to visit in China: Our pick #6
Suzhou in Jiangsu Province is one of China’s most charming cities, its fame rests on its waterways and canals that are dotted with traditional bridges, houses and gardens. A cruise on the Grand Canal is the perfect way to discover Suzhou’s beauty and allows you to see the local people going about their day to day business. The city is renowned for its silk as it was the original source of the 'sea' silk road.
You can also see bamboo and pine forests, winding streams, sheer hills without even leaving the city in the UNESCO heritage Humble Administor's Garden. There are elegant pavillions and courtyards interwoven with nature, and fragrant lotus filled pools and floral exhibitions - heaven in a garden!