Suzhou, sometimes called the Venice of China due to its canals and waterways, is a city of 6 million people located approximately 90 minutes west of Shanghai. Described as a naturally beautiful place, Suzhou is known for its silk industry.
Beautiful Suzhou, China's "Venice of the East" where the classical gardens were added to the list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1997 and 2000 (December 2006 and again in September Humble Administrator's Garden III - Suzhou, Jiangsu
Suzhou's city wall is unique among all city walls in China. It has two layers of "walls": one structured with bricks and another formed by a water channel that encircles the brick wall and connects to the waterways north to Beijing and south to Hangzhou.