Views of the lake and Hangzhou in the distance
The path leads down the center of the narrow causeway, with people relaxing, fishing, and boating on both sides.
Path across the Su Causeway
And, for those who don't walk the full distance, there are frequent shuttles running the length off the causeway.
Views both ways
Approaching the end of the causeway, I reach a small park full of school groups visiting historic sites, the most important of which is Jiang's Villa, originally built on the lake in 1901, with traditional Chinese garden construction techniques. The renowned scholar Ma Yifu lived here in later years and the house is now open to the public as Ma Yifu Memorial Hall.
Gardens and school groups
Gardens around Ma Yifu Memorial Hall
Ma YiFu (1863-1967) studied in the US and Japan, was proficient in seven languages, and dedicated himself to spreading Western thought in China by translating many works of philosophy and literature into Chinese. This work to elevate China through academics brought him to be named a Master of Chinese Culture and a Grand Master of Confucians, Buddhism, and Philosophy. He was also a special member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, deputy to the People's Congress of Zhejiang, and Director of the History Museum of Zhejiang.
Ma YiFu Memorial Hall
Approaching the end of the Su Causeway, I find more great views of the lake, gardens, villas, and teachers keeping their groups together.
Views from the western end of the Su Causeway, Leifeng Pagoda
Leading the school groups out
Map of the Su Causeway
From here, I head over to the Leifeng Pagoda.