Canglang Pavilion (Blue Wave Pavilion) is located in the southern part of Suzhou, and is one of the four most famous gardens of the city. It is the oldest Suzhou garden that can be traced back to the beginning of Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127). In 1045, a scholar Su Shunqin was demoted and sent to Suzhou.
Couple’s Retreat Garden Highlight Thatched Cottage at the City Corner The principal structure “Thatched Cottage at the City Corner (also known as another Chinese name: Chengqu Thatched Cottage)” is a hall with double-eave roofs and faces the south, which is rare in the design of the garden of Suzhou and contains a traditional Chinese architectural characteristic.
Since 2000s, Suzhou Dushu Lake Higher Education Town was gradually formed on the east bank. Dushu Lake Tunnel goes through it. Dushu Lake is connected to the Jinji Lake by two waterways, and connects the Wusong River via Huodi Pond to the Grand Canal. Its North bank is the location of the Kempinski Hotel Suzhou.
The Garden of Cultivation is located at the northwest of Suzhou City. It was originally constructed in the reign of Emperor Jiajing of Ming Dynasty. The Garden of Cultivation is a small in scale but distinctive in artistic characteristics of the Ming Dynasty.
The Garden of Pleasance (Chinese: 怡园; pinyin: Yíyuán; Suzhou Wu: Yi yoe, Wu Chinese pronunciation: ), or Yi Yuan is a classical Chinese garden located in Suzhou, Jiangsu province, China. History. The garden was built in the late Qing Dynasty in late 19th century, and is the most recently built Suzhou gardens.
About Gate to the East Topping out at just above 300 meters by way of its twin spires, Gate to the East was the first supertall to be constructed in the city of Suzhou. The building is located on the eastern side of the city and adjacent to Lake Jinji, with the design serving as a focal point for a new central business district as well as a gateway looking towards the historic city center.
At more than 88 metres high, the Grand Buddha at Ling Shan is a bronze Amitabha standing Buddha outdoor, weighing over 700 tons. It was completed at the end of 1996. In 2008, a "Five-signets" Palace and a 'Hindu inspired' Brahma Palace were built south-east of the grand buddha statue.
The bell of Hanshan The poem. Hanshan Temple is famed in East Asia because of the poem "A Night Mooring by Maple Bridge" (楓橋夜泊), by Tang Dynasty poet, Zhang Ji.The poem describes the melancholy scene of a dejected traveller, moored at night at Fengqiao, hearing the bells of Hanshan Temple:
The Humble Administrator's Garden (Chinese: 拙政园; pinyin: Zhuōzhèng yuán; Suzhou Wu: Wu Chinese pronunciation: [tsoʔ tsen ɦyø]) is a Chinese garden in Suzhou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most famous of the gardens of Suzhou. The garden is located at 178 Northeast Street (东北街178号), Gusu District.
Suzhou is on the Lake Tai Plain south of the Yangtze River, about 100 km (60 mi) to the west of Shanghai and just over 200 km (120 mi) east of Nanjing. Climate. Suzhou has a four-season humid subtropical climate with hot, humid summers and cool, cloudy, damp winters with occasional snowfall (Köppen climate classification Cfa).
Lake Tai or Lake Taihu is a large freshwater lake in the Yangtze Delta plain. The lake belongs to Jiangsu and the southern shore forms its border with Zhejiang. With an area of 2,250 square kilometers (869 sq mi) and an average depth of 2 meters (6.6 ft), it is the third-largest freshwater lake in China, after Poyang and Dongting.
The Lion Grove Garden (simplified Chinese: 狮子林园; traditional Chinese: 獅子林園; pinyin: Shī Zǐ Lín Yuán; Suzhou Wu: Sy tsy lin yoe, Wu Chinese pronunciation: [sz̩ tsz̩ lin ɦyø]) is a garden located at 23 Yuanlin Road in Pingjiang District, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China.
The Mountain Villa with Embracing Beauty (Chinese: 环秀山庄; pinyin: Huánxiù Shānzhuāng; Suzhou Wu: Gue seu se tsaon, Wu Chinese pronunciation: [ɡue̞ søʏ se̞ tsɑ̃]) is a Chinese garden located on 272 Jingde Rd., inside the Embroidery Museum in Suzhou, Jiangsu, China.
Located on the Hangjiahu (Hangzhou-Jiaxing-Huzhou) Plain of the Yangtze River Delta, to the east of Huzhou City in northern Zhejiang Province and adjacent to Suzhou City of Jiangsu Province, Nanxun Ancient Town once was the richest among the six ancient towns in the Jiangsu and Zhejiang area.
Now, Panmen Scenic Area has become a tourist resort showing the unique historic and cultural features of Suzhou. The scenery area centered on Panmen City Gate consists of many scenic spots. Amongst them, Ruiguang Pagoda, Panmen City Gate and Wumen Bridge are praised as 'three fine sceneries'.
Shanghai Auto Museum, the first dedicated auto museum in China, locates in the Auto Expo Park of Shanghai International Automobile City. The museum covers an area of 28,000m2, and its exhibition area exceeds 10,000m2. With more than 400 million yuan’s investment, it was completed on Oct. 24th, 2006, and opened to the public on Jan. 17th, 2007.
Shanghai Grand View Garden Shanghai Grand View Garden, located at No. 701 Qingshang Road, Qingpu District, southwest of Shanghai, is about 65 kilometers (40 miles) from the city center. With an area of 100 hectares (247 acres), it is a large-scale and full-size replicated landscape garden in the pseudo-classic architecture style, which describes the stories and courtyards in Chinese fiction Dream of the Red Chamber.
Suzhou Ferris Wheel is a 120-metre (394 ft) tall giant Ferris wheel on the east bank of Jinji Lake in Suzhou, Jiangsu, China. It has 60 passenger cabins, a maximum capacity of 300 passengers, and takes approximately 20 minutes to complete each revolution.
Located deep in the historic district adjacent to Humble Administrator’s Garden, the Suzhou Museum appeals to lovers of art, architecture and culture. Free to visitors, the museum showcases a vast collection of ancient ceramics, cultural relics and woodcarvings, not to mention the handsome lotus pool at the museum’s center.
Suzhou, formerly romanized as Soochow, is a major city located in southeastern Jiangsu Province of East China, about 100 km northwest of Shanghai. It is a major economic center and focal point of trade and commerce, and the second largest city in the province, after its capital Nanjing. The city is situated on the lower reaches of the Yangtze River and the shores of Lake Tai and belongs to the Yangtze River Delta region. Administratively, Suzhou is a prefecture-level city with a population of 4.
Suzhou Silk Museum is the first museum that specializes in silk in China which well demonstrates the thousand years’ Chinese silk history, displays silk relics, fragments, garments, tapestry, brocade and shows traditional silk-weaving skills in the silk weaving workshop.
Tianping Mountain is located in the west of Lingyan Mountain in Suzhou and is at an elevation of 211 metres. It is named Tianping Mountain because of its smooth top. It has another name, Baiyun Mountain, because the top of the mountain is often surrounded by clouds.
The Tiger Hill Pagoda, more officially the Yunyan Pagoda (Chinese: 云 岩 寺 塔; pinyin: Yún yán sì tǎ; Suzhou Wu: Yuin nge zy thaeh, Wu Chinese pronunciation: [ɦʏn ŋe̞ zz̩ tʰɑʔ] or Chinese: 虎 丘 塔; pinyin: Hŭ qiū tǎ; Suzhou Wu: Hou chieu thaeh, Wu Chinese pronunciation: [hou tɕʰʏ tʰɑʔ]), also sometimes translated as Huqiu Tower, is a Chinese pagoda situated on Tiger Hill in Suzhou city, Jiangsu Province of Eastern China.
West Garden Temple (Xiyuan Temple) covering an area of 1.6 acres (about 10 mu) in Suzhou was constructed in the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) and features sacred temples and classical gardens. Also called Jiechuanglv (commandment as its doctrine) Temple, West Garden Temple is the largest temple in Suzhou City which blends garden art and temple art harmoniously.