For a great way to celebrate a bright summer day with friends and family you could hardly do better than visiting a garden full of lotus flowers in full bloom. And Kunshan has several places for just this experience as follows:
This occupies the top spot of places for admiring the lotus flower and is known for its unique variety of lotus with twin corollas on one stalk, called the Bing di lian. The garden has a pond full of these particular lotuses that are seen by Chinese as a token of love.
|Tinglin Garden and its unique variety of lotus with twin corollas on one stalk. [Photo from Kunshan Daily]|
City Forest Park
The pink flowers and green leaves complement each other and provide a most inviting sight inside this park in the summertime.
|Pink and white lotus flowers at the City Forest Park, in Kunshan. [Photo from ksforestpark.com]|
This spot is also famous for its delicious hairy crabs and, while its beautiful lotus flowers may be less known they are just as attractive, at the lake area's Lianchihu Park.
|Lotus flowers at Lianchihu Park on Yangcheng Lake peninsula. [Photo from Yangchenghu.org]|
Kunqu artist Zhang Jun racked up a new career achievement during his performance at the Modern Drama Valley festival at the Mercedes-Benz Arena on May 18, performing in a venue that is several times larger than what he is used to.
39 American travel professionals were given a two-day tour of the 2,500-year-old city from Sept 13 to 14, including visits to famous sights like Tiger Hill and Shantang Street, as well as chances to experience traditional Chinese art.