SuZhou Gardens - Photos by AliceLiu, China, Shanghai
Suzhou is a beautiful city of Jiangsu,China.
One of the key cities in the Yangtze River Delta,Suzhou is a renowned cultural,historic and tourist city.The city is located in the southeast of Jiangsu Province ,bordering Shanghai on the east,Zhejiang Province on the south,the Taihu Lake in the west and the Yangtze River in the north.
Written historical records indicate that Suzhou has a history of over 4000 years,which entitles the city one of "24 Cultural and Historic Cities " approved as the first group of its kind by the State Council.
For thousands of years Suzhou has been a cradle of talented people.In ancient times Suzhou gave birth to many remarkable politicians,philosophers,strategists,scientists and artists,represented by Sun Wu,Fan Zhongyan,Shen Kuo,Tang Ying,Gu Yanwu,Kuai Xiang.In modern times,prominent people from Suzhou emerge in large numbers in various fields.Suzhou's painting,calligraphy,seal cutting,opera,medicine and architecture all have different schools and achievements.Its traditional handicrafts such as embroidery and Taohuawu woodcut picture enjoy a high reputation at home and aborad.
狮子林《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！
留园 《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.
拙政园《Humble Administrator's Garden》 China's gardens generally can be divided into two kinds: the royal garden, represent by Summer Palace in Beijing and Mountain Resort of Chengde, and the private garden, represent by private gardens in Suzhou.