After 5 p.m. you can walk into the old town without paying the 100 Yuan admission fee and just stroll around the streets, bridges and canals, then eventually have supper at a canal-side cafe. Slightly overpriced, but very atmospheric.
Spend the night and next morning buy a ticket so you can enter the various gardens and attractions. After having been in Shanghai and Suzhou, it was refreshing to get out of the big-city bustle.
Would have been a huge pity to just come here on a day tour. It's so quiet at night and in the early morning. The air seemed clean and fresh. (There were a few mosquitoes, but not many.)
Lots of small, hip shops for buying souvenirs and women's clothes. Unfortunately I'm a guy, and was traveling alone. A very romantic place, especially in the evening.
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