This beautiful town in the Jiansu provence is well known for its beautiful gardens. It is considered quite small size for a Chinese town so when I discovered that the population is only 6 millions I was quite astonished.
Macau - Ruins of St Paul's
In April 2014, during a short two weeks holiday in Asia, I was able to spend some time in Macau, Hong Kong and Guangzhou. Macau is among the places I visited in China the one which looks more similar to any European town. Meeting Chinese able to talk in portoguese has their mothertongue was definitely a new experience.
Shanghai 9 turns bridge
The Nine turn bridge, also named Zigzag bridge, is located in the Yu Gardens in the heart of the Old Town. Definitely a place not to be missed if you go to Shanghai. Nearby it is worthy a stop at the famous Midlake Pavilion teahouse built in 1783,where you can admire the wonderful scenery when tasting a great chinese tea.
The Bund, located by the bank of the Huangpu River, contains a rich collection of early 20th-century architecture, ranging in style from neoclassical to art deco. It is also busy but it is definitely a nice place where enjoying a quite stroll when keeping aware of pickpockets.
April 2014, Guangzhou. The first thing wich comes to my mind about Guagzhou is how friendly and warm are people who live there. It happen more than once that somebody offered to guide me to the place where I was heading to or in some other way. The restaurant are quite good and cheap too.
Hangzhou is the capital and largest city of Zhejiang Province in Eastern China, a couple of hours train from Shanghai it has a very nice lake with a couple hours cruise possibilities, remembered me a bit the landskape of the Lugano Lake in Switzerland. In the picture the smiling Buddha in the Lingyin Temple.