Suzhou’s Surging Wave Pavilion; Ryan McLaughlin; The Good Men Project

To say Suzhou has a lot of gardens is an understatement somewhat akin to saying China’s got a lot of people.

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Things to do in Suzhou China – All You Need to Know Before you Go; Dave & Deb; The PlanetD

Suzhou, China is a memorable place to visit. Many tourists only pop in for a day trip from Shanghai to view its classical Chinese gardens, but Dave and Deb suggest spending several days to really explore this…

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9 Must-See Places in Shanghai and Jiangsu, China; Shannon McMahon; Smarter Travel

From ancient city walls to the country’s first craft brewery, Jiangsu, China, is a must-visit province just outside of Shanghai.

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Four destinations for your graduation trip in China; Mo Hong’e; ECNS

Every June marks the beginning of graduation season in China. As students prepare for the next phase in their lives, many opt to go on a special trip before jumping into higher education or careers.

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Night tour lights up Suzhou’s historic garden; China Daily

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Why Suzhou, the ‘Venice of China,’ Belongs on Your Bucket List; Shannon McMahon; Smarter Travel

Every continent seems quick to claim its own Paris. But Suzhou, the “Paris of the East,” is also, according to an old Chinese proverb, “heaven.” Here’s why.

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Ancient Charm of China: Tongli Ancient Town; She Jingwei; CGTN

Have some time off but haven’t had a moment to plan where to spend it? Then watch our new series Ancient Charm of China, which will give you a glimpse of China’s rustic local charms and help you make a choice where to while away the summer time.

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Famous classical gardens of Suzhou, E China; ZX; Xinhua

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What it’s like on the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed train; Brian Johnston; Traveller

Swish southwards at high speed and take in some of the sights, too.

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Beautiful Gardens Around the World to Visit This Spring; Camille Meyers; Expedia

From the colorful tulip fields of Keukenhof Gardens to the ephemeral pink blooms of Japan’s Cherry Blossom Festival, the world’s most beautiful gardens come alive in the spring.

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Private Day Tour to Suzhou From Shanghai By Fast Train; Get Your Guide

On this private day tour to Suzhou, you will learn about Suzhou Garden, the history of silk and the Grand Canal (a must-see in Suzhou.)

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What to Wear in China: Outfit Guides for Chinese Cities; Tiffany; College Fashion

Whether you’re planning a trip to China or dreaming of traveling there, here’s an outfit guide to what to wear in China, from Shanghai to Beijing and more.

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Check Out the Easiest Day Trips from Shanghai; Lauren Hogan; Marriott TRAVELER

Here are five day trips from Shanghai that offer a variety of options to get out and experience other parts of China.

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Discovering Suzhou, China; Monika Markovinovic; Monte Cristo Magazine

The city is known for its canals and its exquisite classical gardens.

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A guided tour of Nine Classical Gardens in China; SRJ News

A guided tour of Nine Classical Gardens in China…

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This city in China is bursting with UNESCO World Heritage gardens; Jacqueline Gulledge; Mother Nature Network

Suzhou is home to several gardens that date back to the 6th century B.C.

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This City in China Has the Most Unesco-Recognized Gardens in the World; Jennifer Billock; Smithsonian

Suzhou has more than 60 gardens dating back to 600 AD, and nine have collective World Heritage status…

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Is China a good place for travelling?; Quora

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A day in Suzhou, China; Daniel James Clarke; G Adventures

Gorgeous garden, quaint canals, and a space that’s — unlike other municipalities in China — explorable by foot…

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Visiting a Suzhou garden, Embroidery Showroom and a trip down the Grand Canal before heading to Shanghai; Michelle & Kevin Cavanagh; Travel Blog

China – Classical Gardens of Suzhou

On day six of our China adventure we travelled by bus from Hangzhou to Suzhou, our first stop was at the Master of the Nets garden which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The garden demonstrates Chinese garden designers’ adept skills for synthesising art, nature, and architecture to create unique masterpieces which explore the fundamental question regarding the nature of concepts such as being, existence and reality. The Master of the Nets is particularly regarded among garden connoisseurs for its mastering the techniques of relative dimension, contrast, foil, sequence and depth, and borrowed scenery.

The Master of the Nets garden, originally called Ten Thousand Volume Hall, was first constructed in 1140 by Shi Zhengzhi the Deputy Civil Service Minister of the Southern Song Dynasty government who was inspired by the simple and solitary life of a Chinese fisherman depicted in philosophical writings. After his death the garden passed through various owners, subsequently falling into disarray until around 1785 when it was restored by Song Zongyuan, a retired government official of the Qing Dynasty who drastically redesigned the garden and added multiple buildings, while retaining the spirit of the site.

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