Tree branches form a pattern against a traditional Chinese pavilion in Suzhou’s Humble Administrator’s Garden, one of the city’s top attractions.
Mudu is an ancient water town on the outskirts of Suzhou, accessible at the very western end of the Metro line. It’s a nice afternoon’s outing, but can’t really compete with the other water towns in the area as a tourist destination. It does, however, have a suberb little museum with metalwork, ceramics, porcelain, and everyday items dating as far back as the Han Dynasty. A very enthusiastic museum guide showed me the entire collection, even though I only understood about 10% of what he said in Chinese.
old house entrance
old door with cactus growing above
Steamed shrimp dumplings, Shanghai
Roasted meat sandwiches, Shanghai
Boating on the canal, Suzhou