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When travelling, smart phone cameras come in handy when you need to snap a quick memory and don’t have time to line up the perfect shot. Still, I’m a firm believer that nothing compares to the real deal. Especially since we are all in the business of inspiring our clients to travel the world. It’s easier to take professional photos – after all, you are a professional in travel – when you have a professional camera.
Goway, along with the Tourism Board of Suzhou, China, is giving away one award winning, top notch, travel DSLR camera to one lucky winner.
All you have to do to be entered to win is:
But what happens after you post those stunning images of Suzhou? Chances are, you’ll start receiving direct messages asking how to book. Well, Goway has crafted three fantastic packages that all showcase Suzhou and its surroundings.
If you can’t wait until May 30th – and neither can I – here are 5 good reasons to add Suzhou into any China itinerary.
Reason #1: Step into a time machine (and into Chinese history)
It’s rare in 2019 to find places on the globe where you can really escape commercialism. Golden arches and flashing neon lights on many street corners can ruin the majesty of an otherwise great destination just a bit. But Suzhou is different. Within the Old City walls, travellers can wander down cobblestone streets and sit in cafés that look like they were built back in the 16th and 17th centuries.
Reason #2: Suzhou has been called the Venice of the East
Just as a trip to Venice promises gondola rides through romantic canals, the water towns of the Suzhou area offer passage by traditional boat through narrow waterways.
Reason #3: Try crispy Mandarin fish
A speciality of the Suzhou region, this squirrel-shaped fish is fried and dressed in a signature sweet and sour sauce. It’s been drawing visitors to the region for over 200 years and while you can try it in many places, The Songhelou Restaurant comes highly recommended.
Reason #4: Visit Humble Administrator’s Garden
One of the best Chinese gardens to visit, complete with taihu rocks, water lilies, Mandarin ducks and traditional pavilions. Both spring and fall are the best times to go when the flowers are either in full bloom or the burning oranges and yellows of the trees reflect off the waters.
Reason #5: Culture vultures will enjoy the Kunqu opera
Suzhou has an excellent and free museum that showcases the history behind the unique form of Chinese theatre. If clients have a special interest, they might even to take in at least one performance. I’ve heard it said that until you’ve experienced Chinese opera, you really haven’t experienced China.
Good luck with the contest and we look forward to answering any specific questions you might have on May 30th, during our live webinar. Note: All webinars are recorded and archived for your convenience.
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