This is a typical view of Zhouzhuang, a water village that dates back to
1086 - during the Song Dynasty. We enjoyed walking around this little
couldn't get enough of this beautiful site.
was a lovely sunny day, so all the locals were out enjoying the
is a bit off the beaten path, but it's well worth the trip.
I thought you'd enjoy these colorful shots.
also enjoyed the Garden of the Master of Nets in Suzhou.
can see how the Chinese appreciate water in an esthetic sense. It is
very often a part of a garden.
really did enjoy the many gardens we visited. It seemed that every where
you turned there was another great shot!
Another lovely Master of Nets Garden shot.
see that the Chinese go in for interestingly shaped rocks also!
We traveled on to Suzhou, another water village - which
little villages take you back in time.
of interesting nooks and crannies.
is a very romantic city by night. Many people go there to get wedding
was very pleasant to walk around this area at night.
night photos are fun to play with.
From Suzhou we traveled to
These shots are from West Lake next to Hangzhou.
The truth is, I'm not sure of some of these locations, but we had fun
taking lots of photos!
I hope you enjoy these as much as I do. We came to really appreciate the
esthetics of the Chinese gardens and parks.