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Modern highways, historical sites in Suzhou and Changzhou delight expat group

english.jsjyt.edu.cn| Updated: June 24, 2021 L M S

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A group of expats joined the "Go Jiangsu" trip to Suzhou and Changzhou, East China's Jiangsu province, on June 21 and 22. Focusing on the province's modern highways, the trip provided an opportunity to experience the cities' modern infrastructure and fascinating history.

Participants from eight countries, including Canada, Italy and Bolivia, took part in the event.

The group members started their journey with a tour of Yangchenghu Expressway Service Area in Suzhou –– a facility which bears little resemblance to the average roadside services. It's been called "China's most beautiful expressway service area" and includes beautiful gardens, as well as a modern technology museum and an intangible cultural heritage exhibition hall. 

The cultural and creative products in the service area caught the attention of many expats in the group. Natalia Szpilarewicz, a Polish student from Nanjing University, was so keen to remember the visit that she bought a pair of pomegranate-shaped earrings as a souvenir.


Members of the "Go Jiangsu" group pose for a photograph during a visit to Yangchenghu Expressway Service Area in Suzhou, on June 21. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

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