Suzhou is built around a series of rivers and canals with neat little bridges, parks, homes and stores. We took a boat ride through the city...about 1 1/2 hours...so very interesting. A section of the old part of town has been preserved much like the hutong area in Beijing. Was fun to see "old China" along the canal. Jackie could add so much detail...wish I could have absorbed more, but I'm afraid by this time in our stay I was on overload!
It was a grey overcast day, but that made the old part of town even more interesting and maybe a bit more depressing at times.