Hello from Suzhou, China

While almost everyone will know what Shanghai is, most people wouldn’t have a clue where Suzhou is or what’s it’s famous for. Chances are, that mouse and LCD screen you’re using right now, came from Suzhou. Logitech has their plant in Suzhou, as does Benq and a bunch of others.

However, I’m not in Suzhou to visit the factories of my sponsors (that would be a cool idea, however). Instead, I’m in Suzhou to see what old China looks like. Suzhou has many old gardens and temples dating all the way back to the Ming dynasty. I’m also here to meet up with a John Chow dot Com reader. I’m sure I have more than one reader in Suzhou. However, he was the only one who emailed me so I’m taking him out to dinner. See you guys later!

39 thoughts on “Hello from Suzhou, China”

  1. Wreckadge says:

    Aw man, I wanted to see the chicken getting killed 😈 .

    1. That is what YouTube is for 😉

    2. It’s a Hot 103 traffic jam!!! lol

    3. Thiago Prado says:

      When you go to small countries you see that a lot… Even when then chicken has the had cut off it still alive for a while, very funny…

  2. Thiago Prado says:

    It’s very interesting you showing us the other places in china…

    1. Sounds like a great trip. Have fun.

  3. Bash Bosh says:

    Very interesting video indeed!

  4. teddy says:

    OMG, i dont feel like i can eat anything for awhile after seeing that chicken thing. 😕

  5. Every video you make makes me want to visit China even more than I already do. I too am a food lover, and that food looked pretty good. You can’t find that kind of quality in the US. 🙁

  6. Noobpreneur says:


    Nice vid, as always. It’s nice to see the old China.


    1. Syed Balkhi says:

      Its nice to see all China because I haven’t been there at all.

  7. Stephen says:

    Our next Pho Joke: “John not only likes balls, he likes cock too” 😆

    That North Face was SOOOOO fake! Or was that Narf Face? Show me the Rolax watches and the Prado Purses!

    1. Tyler Ingram says:

      Is anyone else worried about Stephen wanting to see the purses?

  8. Jay says:

    Oh no John, I’m starting to see a trend in your vlogs. First it was the moving lobster in the ice. Now its the chicken. What will be next – Pandas? 😉

  9. Shannon says:

    Lucky reader! I hope you have a wonderful time! I have always wanted to visit China. Maybe one day I will get there! Funny video by the way!

  10. Wade says:

    You should go knocking on the doors and telling them who you are, and that you are looking for free products to review on your site. I am sure though that buying them isn’t a problem, and sight seeing is probably more fun.

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  11. Terry Tay says:

    John always likes a touch of evil 😈 with his videos. 😆

    For some strange reason I just sat there waiting to see what was going to happen to the chicken, even though I had a pretty good idea what was going to happen to the chicken.

    Enjoy your dinner with the reader. I wonder how evil you’ll turn him 😆

  12. Sha says:

    And posts like this is why blogging about where you travel is great. I’ve never been, but now I wouldn’t mind going since getting a look at it because of you.

  13. wisdom says:

    Very nice of you to take the reader out to dinner 😎

  14. Wow, every place you go in China is crowded.

    1. according to last Fast Company, there are 120-150 cities in China with over a million people. There are 9 in the US and 36 in Europe.

      1. Thiago Prado says:

        There are so many people in China that was established 30 years for the country run out of potable water. They create at least 10 cities with more than 1 million people per year. People from farms are moving to cities trying to have a better life, making the economy grow very fast but over using the natural resources.

    2. make150aday says:

      true–Most of the people in the world live in Asia.
      I m sure you know that China has the largest population in the world followed by India. Other countries such as Indonesia, Bangaladesh, Pakistan isn’t far behind.

      Below is the list of countries by population density.. China is at number 75. So just imagine how crowded/densed is Bangladesh is.


      List of countries by population

      Just see how many Asian countries are there at the top.

  15. I visited Shanghai and Suzhou in 96 and 97. Two completely different cities. I never saw the sun in Shanghai – it was kind of smoggy but I loved it there. Lively and exciting, esp the river boat ride at night. (The bridge to Pudong looks exactly like the Alex Fraser bridge in Richmond, BC. )
    All I remember about Suzhou were visits to a lot of Chinese gardens.
    They were also developing a new housing area for all the factory workers, modelling it on Singapore. Should have bought some property at that time.

    1. Flimjo says:

      It all seems so fascinating. I wish I could visit.

  16. make150aday says:

    doesn’t look ancient to me.
    May be since it is still in the outskirts of Shanghai.

  17. Never been to Asia , but I bet that`s a really nice place to have a holiday ! Have a great trip Jhonny ! 😛

  18. Barbara Ling says:

    My husband talks about taking the kids over to China to visit the home of his ancestors. Personally, if I ever get to the mainland, I’d like to research and visit the most ancient martial arts temples I could find.

    Some year….

    Have a great meal (and remember the chili oil),


  19. footprinter says:

    I am a chinese and nice to find the latest article is about my motherland but unfortunately all the chinese are sad now for the earthquake in SiChuan, China. 🙁

  20. Flimjo says:

    So you’re saying that, if you visit the city in which a John Chow Dot Com reader lives, and that individual e-mails you, you’ll take him/her out to dinner?? JACKPOT!! 😈

  21. Visit Toledo, OH!

    1. Flimjo says:

      Ha! John, come on down to Miami. I’ll show you around!

  22. Leo says:

    Before they got the bullet train it used to be a 2 hour train ride to Suzhou. Suzhou also has a nice university that has a large foreign population studying Chinese culture and language.
    Suzhou is also famous for having the most beautiful women in all of China. Go prove it John!

  23. Alex D says:

    That men with the ropes were kinda funny. :mrgreen:

  24. Zak Show says:

    Never been in this city before but it looks great. Beautiful place.

  25. adam says:

    Intresting Vids…. I spent 3 months in Shangha, Suzhou and Hangzhou… i am going back again soon, this time armed with my camera 🙂 BTW, What camera did you use ???

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