In ancient China, at least in the last millennium, Suzhou was synonymous with prosperity and richness. In modern times, her status was replaced by Shanghai, but Suzhou still retains the highest achievements of Chinese humanism and private garden art in ancient time.
Spanning a period of almost one thousand years, from the Northern Song to the late Qing dynasties (11th-19th century), these gardens, most of them built by scholars, standardized many of the key features of classical Chinese garden design with constructed landscapes mimicking natural scenery of rocks, hills and rivers with strategically located pavilions and pagodas.
1 Day Suzhou Essence Tour
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