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Uncrowded Jingsi Garden

Classical Suzhou style garden

The last day of my holiday, I spent at Jingsi Garden, south of Suzhou. The distance from the city made it a lot less crowded. I could probably count on two hands all the people that were there that day. It was actually relaxing as gardens are supposed to be. Who wants to go look at ponds and plants while shuffling around in a big mass of humanity? Not me. This however, was fine.

It had rained a bit and I liked the way the water sparkled on this leaf.

There were large stones everywhere around this garden, and even one that was 9 metres high with an impressive backstory. A rich businessman went looking for it because there were stories about it in the ancient texts, but no one had ever found it. He found it and brought it back to Suzhou in 2001. It took a whole year and he had to build a road with two bridges to get it to the city.
Here is the big rock:

I don't know about you, but if I was that rich, I could think of a lot better things to do with my money than drag an old weird looking rock around. I mean, I get that it creates jobs and attracts people to the area, but, come on, we still don't know the cure for cancer, man.

I had this rice, soup and orangeade combo from Chinese Groupon, it was amazing. Sour and spicy with soft white fish, so good. I love Dianping!

Posted by baixing 07:44 Archived in China

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It looks so beautiful!

by Marian Brown

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