"Suzhou, not just another city" Suzhou by Yoshi-san

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Historic and Cultural

Pictured in this intro page are just a sampling of what you can find in Suzhou. I recently toured the Humble Administrato's Garden. I find nothing humble about the garden iteself as it is spectacular with intricate pathways and lotus plants on steroids. A must see if you are ever in the area. There are at least dozens of other famous and scenic gardens for you to explore.


The garden is a good example of blend of all the fundamental elements of water, plant, earth and people. Of course, it is difficult to predict the behaviour of visitors. But the garden is quite large and it is often possible to find a small piece of the garden to enjoy with relative peace. One can always bring an iPod if you really want isolation. Beauty surrounds you everywhere you go. It is easy to loose track of time if you take to time to sit and really relax and take in the beauty of it all.

Contrast and Texture

One of the masterful designs of the garden is the seemingly perfect blend of contrast and texture as demonstrated by the choice of foilage and architecture. The water which makes up most of the garden is the medium which connects it all together. The design of this garden is not by accident, very lovely place to visit.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Good alternative to Hangzhou
  • Cons:More gardens than you will have time to see
  • Last visit to Suzhou: Aug 2005
  • Intro Written Aug 21, 2005
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