Suzhou Pictures

Suzhou is famous for its elegant gardens and beautiful waterside towns, where tourists will appreciate Chinese traditional architecture's masterly workmanship and the leisurely life of the local people. Detailed information about Suzhou Travel Guide

The Humble Administrator's Garden, being the largest private garden locally, is still one of the four most famous classic gardens in China. The garden boasts a central pond with pavilions, chambers, terraces and corridors appropriately designed and located nearby.

The Lingering Garden, Liu Yuan in Chinese, is located at 338 Liuyuan Road, outside the Changmen Gate. As one of the four most famous gardens in China, the Lingering Garden was once a private garden during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).

Being one of the four famous gardens in Suzhou, the Master of Nets Garden is of great cultural and artistic interest. It is not only an attractive combination of residence and garden, but is also representative of medium-sized garden style in Suzhou.

Located in the northwest of Suzhou Ancient City, the Tiger Hill has a history of over 2,500 years. On it, scatter many historical relics like Tiger Hill Pagoda, Sword Testing Stone and Sword Pool.

As one of the most famous water towns in China, Zhouzhuang has a profound cultural background, well-preserved ancient residential houses and stunning water views.

Luzhi Water Town is situated in Kunshan City, 18 kilometers east of Suzhou, Jiangsu Province. With a history spanning 1400 years, it compares favorably to Zhouzhuang. Covering just one square kilometer, it has been awarded the beautiful name of 'the first water town in China'.

Tongli Town is an ancient water town situated on the eastern shore of the Taihu Lake, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Suzhou City.  The bridges and antique residential houses are its highlights.

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