"Suzhou - City of Gardens" Suzhou by chatterley

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Garden City

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.

Other Places of Interest We Visited

Besides the Master-of-Nets Garden, we also visited the following places:

Hanshan Temple
Qili Santang Historical and Cultural Street
Panmen Gate
Ruiguang Pagoda (Auspicious Light Pagoda)
Wumen Bridge
Suzhou Silk Factory

  • Last visit to Suzhou: Dec 2006
  • Intro Written Dec 18, 2006
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