Suzhou Museum, Suzhou, China

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It snowed on the day we scheduled to visit Suzhou Museum. Still, trains booked, hotel booked, and museum visit booked. Looks like we gotta go.

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Fortunately, it wasn’t snowing in Suzhou (at least not when we arrived). Don’t let sunshine cheat you, it was still super cold and windy…. oh well, my vacation is only so short, better make the best out of it.

One of the best local restaurants.

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Babao rice (or eight treasures rice), rice sweetened by all the preserved fruits and dates in the center

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Pine nut fish, a specialty fish dish that is shaped like a pine nut. Apparently making a good pine nut fish is complicated, and we paid dearly for it.

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After getting very full, we headed out to the Suzhou Museum.

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Its famed architecture designed by I.M.Pei.

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Fred looking at Suzhou’s famed silk works.

More silk embroideries

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Silk embroidery on a mini screen.

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Model of a celebration parade.

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Head of the parade.

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We can’t figure out how they made four little figurines playing chess inside the boat.

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Traditional Chinese room layout.

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clothing dug out from a tomb.

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Buddhism scrolls.

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Porcelain.

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Ivory fan.

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Jade.

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Youmianta (油面搨), or silk pad women used to apply oil on their heads.

Mirror cover

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Calligraphy exhibition.

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Hallway view from the second floor.

 

The famous Suzhou “jeans” building.

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Stretching out noodles in front of the customers who ordered it.

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