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Things to see in Suzhou

Just a short train ride out of Shanghai lies the town of Suzhou. This city is famous for its Chinese gardens and there are quite a few of them to see. Many of the gardens also contain large ponds and the city has been dubbed the Venice of China.

The more famous gardens are the Humble Administrator's garden and the Master of the Nets garden. They gives a good impression of what the typical Chinese gardens look like. Given its large size, the gardens are actually more like a well designed park. They consist of ponds, little zig zag bridges, wooden Chinese buildings and pagoda's. It is not hard to imagine why these gardens were created in the first place during the Song Dynasty. To get a birds eye view of Suzhou, you can climb up the North temple pagoda. The view is not the most spectacular, but not bad either.

If you want to experience some of China's real culture and history, the gardens of Suzhou are well recommended. The rest of the town is not that special, but given its proximity to Shanghai and it is quite unique to see, it is well worth the day trip from Shanghai. The gardens on its own provide enough to actually entertain yourself there and seeing all the landscapes.


Suzhou travel photo gallery

 



Humble Administrator's Garden.

Humble Administrator's garden.

 



Humble Administrator's Garden in Suzhou.

Humble Administrator's garden

 
Little buildings in the Humble Administrator's Garden.

Little buildings.

 


The China photo galleries that are available: Beijing
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Flower fields in the Humble Administrator's Garden.

Flower fields.

 
The Humble Administrator's Garden.

The Humble Administrator's Garden.

 



Small Chinese bridge in the Humble Administrator's Garden.

Small Chinese bridge.

 
The north temple tower in the distance.

Pagoda in the distance.

 
Small pagoda in the Humble Administrator's Garden.

Small pagoda.

 



Flowers, pond and little buildings.

Flowers, pond and little buildings.

 
Chinese gardens and houses.

Chinese gardens and houses.

 
Zigzag bridge leading to a Chinese house.

Zigzag bridge.

 
Water plants in the Humble Administrator's Garden.

Water plants.

 
Pretty view of the Chinese gardens.

Pretty view.

 
View over the scenery of the Humble Administrator's Garden.

View over the scenery.

 
Chinese buildings in the Humble Administrator's Garden.

Chinese buildings.

 
Water plants in front of a small pagoda.

Water plants in front of a small pagoda.

 



Humble Administrator's Garden in Suzhou, China.

Garden view.

 



Chinese house.

Chinese house.

 



Humble Administrator's Garden of Suzhou, China.

Humble Administrator's Garden.

 
Chinese bridge.

Chinese bridge.

 



Scenery of the Humble Administrator's Garden.

Scenic view.

 



Walkway through the Chinese gardens.

Walkway through the Chinese gardens.

 
Decorative rocks in the Chinese garden.

Decorative rocks.

 
Chinese garden of the belonging to the Humble Administrator.

Chinese garden.

 



Green scenery.

Green scenery.

 
View of the Humble Administrator's Garden in Suzhou.

View of the Humble Administrator's Garden.

 



Xuanmiau temple.

Xuanmiau temple.

 
Bridge crossing the canal in Suzhou, China.

Bridge crossing the canal.

 
North temple tower.

North temple tower.

 
Buddha in front of the north temple tower in Suzhou, China.

Buddha in front of the north temple tower.

 
View from the north temple tower.

View from the north temple tower.

 
North temple tower.

North temple pagoda.

 
Chinese bridge in the gardens of the north temple tower.

Chinese bridge.

 



Decorative rocks in the gardens of the north temple tower.

Decorative rocks in the gardens.

 



Chinese building near a pond.

Building near a pond.

 
Gardens of the north temple tower.

Gardens of the north temple tower.

 



Rock formations and a Chinese bridge surrounded by gardens.

Rock formations and a Chinese bridge.

 
North temple tower.

North temple tower.

 



Chinese styled bridge over the river in Suzhou.

Chinese styled bridge.



Internet sites with travel information about Suzhou

 

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