On the bank of the Yangtze River and the shores of Lake Taihu in China you will find the city of Suzhou, known for its many gardens, stone bridges, and pagodas. Once called “The Eastern Venice” by Marco Polo, Suzhou is historically and currently a center for the silk trade. Suzhou is located West of Shanghai in the province of Jiangsu. Some of Suzhou’s gardens are so magnificent they have been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Jiangnan, Suzhou, China (Xitang 西塘; water town was filmed in Mission Impossible 3.)
Suzhou, “Venice of the East,” is one of the oldest cities in the Yangtze Delta dating back more than 2,500 years. via TW by Visit Suzhou,China @VisitSuzhou