"Suzhou - City of Gardens" Suzhou by chatterley
Suzhou Travel Guide: 346 reviews and 1,113 photos
Suzhou is renowned for its beautiful gardens. Its gardens are different from those we see in Beijing (those are imperial gardens, and occupy huge areas of land). Suzhou's famous gardens are private gardens, built by the rich officials or merchants in their own residences. These gardens are small and simple, yet elegant and poetic in their design. One good example of the Suzhou garden is the Master-of-Nets Garden (Wangshi Yuan), which is listed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site.
Besides the Master-of-Nets Garden, we also visited the following places:
Qili Santang Historical and Cultural Street
Ruiguang Pagoda (Auspicious Light Pagoda)
Suzhou Silk Factory
The shop Cai Zhi Zhai was established in 1870, during the reign of Emperor Tongzhi of the Qing Dynasty. It specializes... more travel advice
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