Suzhou is the city present in the west of Shanghai. This city is popular for its beautiful bridges, great gardens, and clean water canals. My trip to Suzhou was not the planned one, but when I came here, I found the place interesting and good for vacation. Some of the spots in the city really delighted me, while some gave me some picturesque moments. The people at the place is nice and very friendly, all that you need to have to enjoy the city is knowledge of Chinese and English language.
So, I started my journey to Suzhou a few months back and after reaching the city, my first destination was The Humble Administrator’s Garden. It is a wonderful garden built in the year 1513 nearly. The garden has the zigzag bridges and it is laid over the islands and pools that are connected. It is one its kind and for the first time, I saw anything of this type. After spending a few hours here, I headed to the Lingering Garden. This garden feature has the Crown of Clouds Peak and ornate viewing pavilions both are the main attraction here. Another attraction is the limestone rockery, which is striking.
Then I went to Tiger Hill, which is the home of 7-story, leaning Cloud Rock Pagoda. I liked this place as well and took lots of selfies.
Lake Tai is the freshwater lake and it is the third largest in China, the beauty of this lake is mesmerizing and couldn’t stop myself sitting next to the lake and enjoying its view.
Grand Buddha at Lian Shan is the largest Buddha statue in China as well as in the world. Here, you will get complete peace and not only from outside but from inside as well.
China is loaded by natural beauty and some of its cities are so awesome that there remains a huge influx of visitors all through the year. One such city is Zhengzhou, a metropolitan city located at the bank of Yellow River. It is also the capital of Henan province. The city has modern architect lifestyle and it has historical front as well. This is an old city dating to Neolithic times. Therefore, here you will get the opportunity to see both the new world and history of this place. My tour of the city was awesome and some of the places I liked most. If you are planning a tour to Zhengzhou, the do not miss these famous spots or you will have to come here again.
Shaolin Temple – This is one of the most popular place in the city. The monastery is located on the Song Mountains. The place is known for learning Kung Fu. Dengfeng is the nearest town from Shaolin and the town has many school teaching Kung Fu. It is known as the number one temple under the heaven. When I came to this temple, I felt fantastic about the culture of China and this art form. The mountain is covered with beautiful wild flowers and pine trees. Reach here in the morning and you can hear the birds singing, which is really soothing. There are many things to see in the temple so when you are visiting here, take ample time with you.
Mount Song – when I visited this mountain, the first word that came out of my mouth was amazing. It is such a spectacular. It is one of famous five mountains in China. Try to visit the mountain early morning or evening to capture some astonishing pictures.
The other spots that I recommend to visitors in Zhengzhou are henan museum, emperors Yan and Huang, Erqi memorial tower.