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Suzhou, sometimes called the Venice of China due to its canals and waterways, is a city of 6 million people located approximately 90 minutes west of Shanghai. Described as a naturally beautiful place, Suzhou is known for its silk industry. As part of the Yangtze River Delta region, Suzhou experiences a humid climate, with hot summers and damp winters.

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Lingering Garden Moon Gate, Suzhou China (where I had my first 'date' with my now husband!)

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蘇州古典園林 (蘇州園林)|ClassicalGardens ofSuzhou (SuzhouGardens), 蘇州|SuzhouPrefecture, 江蘇省|JiangsuProvince, 華東|EasternChina, 中國|China

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von The Orient Excess

Suzhou, the Venice of the East

Suzhou, Jiangsu in China is called the Venice of the East. An old Chinese proverb says that it's paradise on earth. Discover more by clicking through on the pin.

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von 99TravelTips

Top Five Reasons to Visit China

Beautiful China* free paper toys at The China Adventures of Arielle Gabriel, new memoir The Goddess of Mercy & The Dept of Miracles, a mystic suffering financial ruination in Hong Kong and her miracles *

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Jiangnan, Suzhou, China (Xitang 西塘; water town was filmed in Mission Impossible 3.)

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Laundry Day in Shanghai, China. We were told that people dry their laundry in the sunshine for good luck.

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von Foursquare

东方之门 Gate of the Orient

The Gate to the East also known as the Gate of the Orient is a US$700 million…