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Introduction to Humble Administrator’s Garden

Humble Administrator’s Garden was initially constructed in 1513 A.D. during the Ming Dynasty when Wang Xianchen, a retired high ranking officer, bought it. It was then sold and rebuilt numerous times during the 400 years that followed. Located in the northeastern portion of Suzhou, the Humble Administrator's Garden has a total area of over 50 thousand square feet, and is the largest private garden in China. The name given by Wang, the Humble Administrator's Garden, showed his fondness after retirement for the "enjoyment of life through gardening and farming”. The design divided the garden into three major portions: the eastern, middle and western portions. The middle portion is the most important section of the garden with marvelous hills and clear water ponds, dotted with beautiful houses, trees and flowers. The western portion was erected nearby the lake and is consisted of the Hall of the Thirty-Six Mandarin Ducks and the Hall of Eighteen Camellias, decorated with ancient furniture, interesting drawings and special calligraphies. The eastern portion has pavilions separated by verdant hills with pine trees, bamboos, islands encircled by winding streams and flowers. The Humble Administrator's Garden is a wonderful place to gain understanding of the Chinese culture. It is also a place for visitors to enjoy Chinese arts, architecture, calligraphy, carving, and painting.

 

Introduction to Jinji Lake

The beautiful Jinji Lake is China's largest city lake, a modern Shui Tiantang's beautiful blueprint already made molding. Walk on water lake, blue sky, green against the lien-ying, high-rise shadow fluctuations on the surface of the water. It is the dream of a warm home, more modern the peach Garden like recreational land on Huqiu mountain east of the resort of Wu, a deep blue in the sun gleamed with charming luster, which is located in the eastern part of Suzhou Jinji lake. legend has it that fall in the lake with boat named, the lake area of 10768 mu, average depth of 2.5to 3meters, is a small lake, river and surrounding water. Silver carp, bighead carp rich lake, bream, crucian carp and other fish and shrimp, clams and other aquatic products, for the city of Suzhou is one of the important aquatic product base, once created mu mu produce 150 kilograms of fish Lake national record yield, pearl, loach also sold at home and abroad. Hangzhou west Lake one point eight square kilometers of Jinji Lake, originally just dump million Taihu a branch. But opportunities to show appreciation for it in the Suzhou Industrial Park, rapid upgrade has incomparable beautiful: at present, China's largest city lake park.

 

Introduction to Lion Grove Garden

Lion Grove Garden is located on 23 Yuanlin Road, in the northeast of Suzhou-a city with profound cultural background and convenient developmental advantages. Lion Grove Garden is one of the four most famous and representative gardens of ancient classical style in Suzhou City

Introduction to Lingering Garden

Lingering Garden Covering an area of 23,310 square meters, the Lingering Garden is the best garden in Suzhou as well as being one of the four most famous gardens in China. (The others are: the Summer Palace in Beijing, the Mountain Resort of Chengde, and the Humble Administrator's Garden in Suzhou). It is renowned for the artistic way in which the spaces between various kinds of architectural forms are dealt with.

Introduction to Canglang Pavilion

 Canglang Pavilion Canglang Pavilion, located south of Suzhou city, is the oldest garden among the existing classical gardens of Suzhou. It is also one of the four most famous gardens in the city - the others being: "Lion Grove", "Humble Administrator's Garden" and "Garden for Lingering In." The area used to be the private garden of a Prince of the Five Dynasties (907-960). During the Northern Song Dynasty, the scholar Su Zimei built a pavilion in this garden and named it Canglang Pavilion. The garden has been rebuilt many times but most of the present garden buildings, simple and plain, date from the Qing Dynasty.

 

 

 
 
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