While Suzhou is best known for its ancient-style gardens, the town also offers beautifully preserved natural nooks and typical bridges of the region: Taiping Bridge, Jili Bridge, and Changqing Bridge. During their excursion, the students had the opportunity to stroll through Tuisi Garden, Jiayin Hall, and Chongben Hall. They also took a boat ride and admired the tranquil beauty of the town's bridges and waterways.
"A real discovery"
The tour guide provided insights into the history and culture of the ancient town, enabling the students to deepen their understanding of the beautiful gardens of Chiangnan and the excellent carving of ancient buildings from the Ming and Qing Dynasties. "I didn't know anything about the ancient town of Tongli, it's a real discovery," admitted Bingbing Tang, an MSc International Business student at the Suzhou campus, adding, "I was able to deeply feel the charm and culture of Chiangnan's water towns with their exquisite gardens and ancient houses, their small bridges, as well as the local characteristic food."