Suzhou, China

Posted on October 13, 2009

Suzhou train stationSuzhou Train Station

Suzhou is a city only a 30-minute train ride from Shanghai. With a friend taking me around, it made a convenient hop off the busy metropolitan life of Shanghai to somewhere... less populous, but nevertheless crowded.

The ride was smooth and comfortable.

Train ticket

Getting out, though, was a bit of a problem

Exiting Suzhou Train Station

Our first stop was at the picturesque Lake Tai.

Lake Tai scenery

Lake Tai scenery

Next was Tiger Hill, believed to be the burial site of Wu King Helu.

Tiger Hill pagoda

Behind Tiger Hill

Behind Tiger Hill

Behind Tiger Hill

For RMB 5, you get a 10 minute ride on a tricycle. Someone cycles while you can hide behind a curtain, keeping yourself dry.

Inside a tricycle

Boarding the train back to Shanghai