By taking a high-speed train, the Shanghainese are able to cut the hour drive from Shanghai to Suzhou in half. Suzhou is considered the Venice of China, with artificial canals sinuously cutting through the city. Suzhou does not offer many tourist attractions, and therefore has a very traditional Chinese spirit.
Along our boat ride, we stopped at a local street market. Along the street farmers, fisherman, and merchants sold local goods. Although startling for some, eels and prawns were seen everywhere.