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Explore Suzhou

The Humble Administrator's Garden
The Humble Administrator's Garden: Sited in the northeast of Suzhou, this spectacular garden is the the biggest private garden of the city as well as the most famous. Its elegant classical gardens cover an area of 52,000 m2 and were constructed in 1509 during the Ming era upon the old relics of a local resident and a temple. The garden has amazing natural landscape which includes small bamboo forests, streams, magnificent ponds creating the illusion that the garden is floating on water, islands, hills and rock formations, pavilions, halls, and bridges. Today, there are floral exhibitions where bonsai highlights.

Lingering Garden: It is another well-known garden for the superb beauty of its wonderful halls, and the numerous sizes, forms, and colors of its buildings. Lingering occupy an area of 23,300 m2. The garden was first constructed by the Ming and was perfected in the following dynasties, particularly in the Qing period. In the core of the garden, there is a pond bounded by pavilions, hills and a splendor walkway linking the stunning scenic spots.
Lingering Garden

Tiger Hill
Tiger Hill: Located in the northwest of Suzhou, it is a large hillock of 36-meter-tall that occupies an area of 14,100 m2 and has become a symbol of the city.

This pagoda was the tomb (guarded by a white tiger) of the founding father of the city that died in the 6th century BC during the Five Dynasties Period. Since that time, the hill has accumulated and preserved numerous of cultural relics everywhere such as porcelain, funerary objects, and bronze swords.

Tongli Town: This ancient city of over 1000 years old is a famous is located 23 km to the north of Suzhou. The town is characterized by stone bridges and well preserved ancient architecture including private gardens, temples and houses; all of them surrounded by 15 small river lanes and small lakes.
Tongli town has 63 square kilometers and 33 000 inhabitants. Its buildings date back to the Ming and Qing dynasties, and its fine gardens are harmoniously integrated with pavilions, terraces, halls, rockeries and ponds.
Tongli Town

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