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Xitang at Night is Absolutely the Movie in Your Mind China

Xitang at Night is Absolutely the Movie in Your Mind

Xitang at night is absolutely the movie in your mind. It’s the one you always see in Chinese soap operas, classic telenovelas, and films. On the night I arrived there, I wasted no time. I hurriedly checked into my hotel room, changed my t-shirt and off I went to the water town. It’s a convenient […]

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Xitang - Where Mission Impossible 3 Was Shot

To Xitang – Where Mission Impossible 3 Was Shot

Xitang is an ancient water town where Mission Impossible 3 (Tom Cruise) was shot. I really didn’t know about it until a friend recommended this water village. And indeed, it never disappointed me. I love it there – and since I went there during off-peak season, the crowd was just manageable. How to Get to […]

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The Yunyansi Pagoda on Tiger Hill is China's Leaning Tower

The Yunyansi Pagoda on Tiger Hill is China’s Leaning Tower

The Yunyansi Pagoda on Tiger Hill in Suzhou is China’s answer to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Well, you won’t really notice it if you’re not standing on the right side below the tower. I went there with no idea that this was a leaning pagoda. I gradually noticed it as I went around the […]

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Door Handles in Chinese Doors – Guardians of the House

These door handles in Chinese doors are the guardians of the house. Three weeks ago, I traveled to Suzhou. Every time I saw a door handle, I couldn’t help but take photos of them. They fascinate me. The locals and other tourists who had seen me looking at the details of these door handles must […]

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Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower is a Photographic Jewel

The Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower was once the tallest building in China – from 1994-2007. Then, it was later eclipsed by the modern Shanghai World Financial Center.  Today, the tower is the 5th tallest in the world. A friend of mine once told me that his Shanghainese friend told him that the tower resembles that […]

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Lights and sounds show Shanghai the bund skyline

Shanghaied by The Bund at Night

I guarantee that you will be shanghaied by The Bund at night. The city’s skyline views after sunset are breathtaking. You do not need to join a night tour – just go there by yourself and enjoy it. Don’t worry much about security. The Bund promenade has police officers on duty everywhere. Not to mention […]

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Shantang Street in Suzhou – Your Window to Wu Culture

Shantang Street in Suzhou is your go-to for something that resembles ancient China. The courtyard houses there will definitely give you a glimpse of what life was like eons ago. The street is your “Window to Wu Culture,” they (tour guides) say.  If you are into Chinese architecture, you might find this place interesting, and perhaps, a […]

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This Precious Belt Bridge in Suzhou Has 53 Arches

This Precious Belt Bridge in Suzhou has 53 arches. By the look of it, this bridge has weathered time in ancient Chinese history. It is stone bridge that dates back to mid-Tang Dynasty era in Chinese history. However, due to several reconstructions, the bridge you see today goes back to the Ming Dynasty. That is […]

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Relive Old Suzhou at Pingjiang Lu

Relive Old Suzhou at Pingjiang Lu

On Pingjiang Lu, you can still relive the Old Suzhou you are looking for. However, it’s not a kind of experience that will fully give you a satisfying experience. Though the street is lined with white-washed houses of old yore, many are turned into businesses that cater to tourists. There are cafes, street food stalls, […]

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This is What The Bund in Shanghai Looks Like on October Holiday in China

This is what The Bund in Shanghai looks like on October holiday in China. As you know, this year, China celebrates its 70th Founding Anniversary. The holiday always falls on October 1-7. A weekend before that, government workers across the country have to work on Saturday and Sunday to make up for the two days […]

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