"Humble Administrators Garden" Suzhou Things to Do Tip by roamer61

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The largest and most famous of Suzhous gardens is the Humble Administrators Garden. The chinese name is Zhuozheng Yuan.

The garden's site was initially the residence and garden of Lu Guimeng, a Tang Dynasty scholar. Later in the Yuan Dynasty it became monastery garden for the Dahong Temple. In 1513 CE, Wang Xiancheng an Imperial Envoy and poet of the Ming Dynasty appropriated the temple. In 1510, he retired to his native home of Suzhou after a long persecution by the East Imperial Secret Service, and began work on the garden.

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