A New Part of Suzhou

We went to a new part of Suzhou — the Suzhou Industrial Town. It’s a neat little city close to the ancient city of Suzhou. Everything is so new, even the old Chinese style buildings are new. Cute and pretty.

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A delight to see these green / flowering plants in winter:

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Winter gives a different feel of beauty:

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I like this cute little train below so much!

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Stone carvings:

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The modern and the traditional are so very nicely and seamlessly blended:

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BFF (Best Friends Forever) — it is culturally appropriate and widely practiced here in China among women friends who are straight to hold hands, which is reflected by this sculpture below:

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An interesting building that’s still in construction:

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Building that looks like a ship:

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2 thoughts on “A New Part of Suzhou

  1. Wonderful old and new town side by side, things are growing and changing fast! Was amazed to see the “cute little train” as we have them in the UK too – they are often found at seaside holiday camps like Butlins and date back to at least the 1940s.
    The little cultural insight about women best friends holding hands reminded me that I have read similar mentions of hand holding being common for young and older male best friends in certain Arab countries too, without it being a sign of sexual preference.

    • Ah haha, yeah, it’s amazing how our cultures as humans can be so different. I’ve also heard about the male holding hands as best friends and found it refreshing and fascinating. Cheers! 🙂

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