are often extended beyond what the official names might suggest. For example, the Taihu National Park 太湖国家级风景名胜区 (overall size scenic zones + transitional zones ：3,091 km²), stretching across Suzhou and Wuxi, is composed of 13 scenic zones (with a number of scenic spots in each SZ): Mudu 木渎, Shihu 石湖, Guangfu 光福, Dongshan 东山, Xishan 西山, Luzhi (Luzhi, Suzhou) 甪直, Tongli 同里, Yushan Hill 虞山, Meiliang Lake 梅粱湖, Lake Lihu 蠡湖, Xihui 锡惠, Mashan 马山, Yangxian 阳羡, plus 2
a thick ink stick. So there is a saying that “the Twin Pagodas are as writing brushes while the bell building as ink stick”. Well-known museums include the Suzhou Museum (the newly built museum by I. M. Pei), Suzhou Silk Museum, and Suzhou Museum of Opera and Theatre. Economy Suzhou's economy is based primarily on its large manufacturing sector—China's second largest—including iron and steel, IT and electronic equipment, and textile products
of the old town, on the street of the Surging Wave Pavilion phone tollfree fax hours price Free content First established in the Northern Song Dynasty (1035 CE), the Confucian Temple has continually been one of the most important institutes for higher studies in the country. Much of its ground today is still occupied by Suzhou Middle School. Flanked by trees of hundreds of years of age, the main hall includes an impressive portrait of Confucius made of lacquer, and various ceremonial
of Zhejiang Province. The most important cities in the area are Shanghai, Nanjing, Ningbo, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Wuxi, Changzhou and Shaoxing. During the last years of the Yuan Dynasty Jiangnan was fought for by two major rebel states: Zhu Yuanzhang's Ming, based in Nanjing, and the Suzhou-centered Wu led by Zhang Shicheng. A ten-year rivalry ended with Zhu's capture of Suzhou in 1367; having thus reunified Jiangnan, Zhu proclaimed himself the first emperor (Hongwu) of the new Ming Dynasty on the Chinese New Year Day (20 January) of 1368, and a few month later expelled the Mongols from Northern China as well. Nanjing remained the capital of the Ming Dynasty until the early 15th century, when the third Ming Emperor, Yongle, moved the capital to Beijing. Escaped from Suzhou: Sadness Li Xiucheng's palace in Suzhou is the only one from the Taiping Rebellion that exists today. In July 1863, Li ordered his daughter's husband, Tan SauGuan, to take over control of Suzhou. But Li Hongzhang lead the Why Army combined by the "Ever Victorious Army," which, having been raised by an American named Frederick Townsend Ward, was placed under the command of Charles George Gordon. With this support, Li Hongzhang gained numerous victories leading to the surrender of Suzhou. Li's sword When Li withdrew from Suzhou, his sword—the symbol of his power—was given to his young brother Li Shixian. Li Shixian took this sword but lost and was captured by Charles George Gordon in Liyang. In 1901, there were more than 40 Chinese sailors aboard the ''Bulysses'' at the Royal Albert Docks: 21 were from Canton (Guangzhou), 12 from Soochow (Suzhou), at least three from Hainan Island, and one from Hong Kong. - 2719 Suzhou 1965 SU Suzhou, Jiangsu, China - blank_name Sister cities (Town twinning) blank_info Targówek, Kraków, Głogów, Przemyśl, Kalisz, Sanok, Gniew, Zawiercie, Ejmiatsin (Echmiadzin), Suzhou, Ukmergė, Polatsk, Edineţ, Zalău, Dolný Kubín, Ponte Lambro, Michurinsk website http: kp.rel.com.ua city ua index.htm subdivision_type1 Major Cities subdivision_name1 Shanghai Nanjing Hangzhou Suzhou Ningbo Wuxi Nantong Shaoxing Changzhou Jinhua Jiaxing Taizhou (Taizhou, Zhejiang) Yangzhou Yancheng Taizhou (Taizhou, Jiangsu) Zhenjiang Huzhou Huai'an Zhoushan Quzhou Ma'anshan Hefei area_metro_km2 Other key cities of the region in pre-modern times include Suzhou and Shaoxing. The ancient Suzhou was the capital of Wu State (Wu (state)) (12th century BC–473 BC), and the ancient Shaoxing was the capital of Yue State (Yue (state)) (20th century BC?–222 BC). The ancient Nanjing first served as a capital in the Three Kingdoms period as the capital of Wu Empire (Eastern Wu) (AD 229–280). In these periods, there were several concomitant states or empires in China and each one had its own capital. Other key cities of the region in pre-modern times include Suzhou and Shaoxing. The ancient Suzhou was the capital of Wu State (Wu (state)) (12th century BC–473 BC), and the ancient Shaoxing was the capital of Yue State (Yue (state)) (20th century BC?–222 BC). The ancient Nanjing first served as a capital in the Three Kingdoms period as the capital of Wu Empire (Eastern Wu) (AD 229–280). In these periods, there were several concomitant states or empires in China and each one had its own capital. After the Chinese economic reform program, which began in 1978, Shanghai again became the most important economic centre in mainland China, and is emerging to become one of Asia's centres for commerce. In modern times, the Yangtze Delta metropolitan region is centred at Shanghai, and also flanked by the major metropolitan areas of Hangzhou, Suzhou, Ningbo, and Nanjing, home to nearly 105 million people (of which an estimated 80 million are urban residents). It is the centre of Chinese economic development, and surpasses other concentrations of metropolitan areas (including the Pearl River Delta) in the People's Republic of China in terms of economic growth, productivity and per capita income. In 1982, the Chinese government set up the Shanghai Economic Area. Besides Shanghai, 4 cities in Jiangsu (Suzhou, Wuxi, Changzhou, Nantong) and 5 citeis in Zhejiang (Hangzhou, Jiaxing, Shaoxing, Huzhou, Ningbo) were included. In 1992, a 14-city cooperative joint meeting was launched. Besides the previous 10 cities, the members included Nanjing, Zhenjiang and Yangzhou in Jiangsu, and Zhoushan in Zhejiang. In 1997, the regular joint meeting resulted in the establishment of the Yangtze River Delta Economic Coordination Association, which included a new member Taizhou (Taizhou, Jiangsu) in Jiangsu in that year. In 2003, Taizhou (Taizhou, Zhejiang) in Zhejiang also joined the association. In 2010, the association accepted 6 new members after six-year observation and review, including Yancheng and Huai'an in Jiangsu, Jinhua and Quzhou in Zhejiang, and Ma'anshan and Hefei in Anhui. The total number of cities in the Yangtze River Delta Economic Coordination Association is now 22. Some other cities that have been in consideration and in review include Wenzhou and Lishui in Zhejiang, Lianyungang and Xuzhou in Jiangsu, and Chuzhou, Wuhu, Tongling, Huainan and Xuancheng in Anhui. *Urban cores: '''Shanghai''' (a municipality of China), '''Nanjing''' (the capital of Jiangsu Province), '''Hangzhou''' (the capital of Zhejiang Province), Suzhou, Ningbo, Wuxi. *Jiangsu Province: Nanjing, Suzhou (including county-level urban centres of Changshu, Taicang, Kunshan, Wujiang (Wujiang, Jiangsu) and Zhangjiagang), Wuxi (including county-level urban centres of Jiangyin and Yixing), Nantong (including county-level urban centres of Rugao, Haimen, and Qidong (Qidong, Jiangsu)), Changzhou (including county-level urban centres of Jintan and Liyang), Yangzhou (including urban centre of Yizheng), Yancheng (including county-level urban centres of Dafeng and Dongtai), Taizhou (Taizhou, Jiangsu) (including county-level urban centres of Jiangyan, Jingjiang, Taixing and Xinghua (Xinghua, Jiangsu)), Zhenjiang (including county-level urban centres of Danyang, Jurong (Jurong, Jiangsu) and Yangzhong), Huai'an. *Urban cores: '''Shanghai''' (a municipality of China), '''Nanjing''' (the capital of Jiangsu Province), '''Hangzhou''' (the capital of Zhejiang Province), Suzhou, Ningbo, Wuxi. *Jiangsu Province: Nanjing, Suzhou (including county-level urban centres of Changshu, Taicang, Kunshan, Wujiang (Wujiang, Jiangsu) and Zhangjiagang), Wuxi (including county-level urban centres of Jiangyin and Yixing), Nantong (including county-level urban centres of Rugao, Haimen, and Qidong (Qidong, Jiangsu)), Changzhou (including county-level urban centres of Jintan and Liyang), Yangzhou (including urban centre of Yizheng), Yancheng (including county-level urban centres of Dafeng and Dongtai), Taizhou (Taizhou, Jiangsu) (including county-level urban centres of Jiangyan, Jingjiang, Taixing and Xinghua (Xinghua, Jiangsu)), Zhenjiang (including county-level urban centres of Danyang, Jurong (Jurong, Jiangsu) and Yangzhong), Huai'an. *Zhejiang Province: Hangzhou (including county-level urban centres of Lin'an, Fuyang (Fuyang, Zhejiang) and Jiande), Ningbo (including county-level urban centre of Cixi (Cixi City), Fenghua and Yuyao), Shaoxing (including county-level urban centres of Shangyu, Shengzhou and Zhuji), Jinhua (including urban centres of Dongyang, Lanxi (Lanxi, Zhejiang), Yongkang (Yongkang, Zhejiang) and Yiwu), Jiaxing (including county-level urban centres of Haining (Haining, Zhejiang), Pinghu and Tongxiang), Taizhou (Taizhou, Zhejiang) (including urban centre of Linhai), Huzhou, Zhoushan, Quzhou (including urban centre of Jiangshan). - Suzhou (Jiangsu) 苏州 蘇州 200px (File:Suzhou.jpg) a prefecture-level city on the lower reaches of the Yangtze River and on the shores of Lake Taihu in Jiangsu province. Suzhou is renowned for its beautiful stone bridges, pagodas, and meticulously designed gardens which have contributed to its status as a great tourist attraction. It is often dubbed the "Venice of the East" or "Venice of China". - 200px (File:Wuxi-bird-view.PNG) an old city in Jiangsu province. Split into halves by Lake Taihu, Wuxi borders Changzhou to the west and Suzhou to the east. The northern half looks across to Taizhou (Taizhou, Jiangsu) to the north over the Yangtze River, while the southern half also borders the province of Zhejiang to the south. Wuxi is a prefecture-level city. Because of its recent rapid development, it has been dubbed the "little Shanghai". - 200px (Image:南通.jpg) a prefecture-level city in Jiangsu province. Located on the northern bank of the Yangtze River near the river mouth, Nantong is a vital river port bordering Yancheng to the north, Taizhou (Taizhou, Jiangsu) to the west, Suzhou to the south across the river, and the East China Sea to the east. - The university operates Daejin University China Campus, a study abroad program based at the campuses of two universities in the People's Republic of China: Soochow University (Soochow University (Suzhou)) in Suzhou, and Harbin Normal University in Harbin. Daejin University (2010). Daejin University China Campus. Retrieved 2 October 2010. The District of Suzhou corresponds to the historic town of Suzhou (not to be confused with Suzhou in Jiangsu province). It was founded in 111 BC as a military outpost on the Silk Road to Central Asia (the Hexi Corridor). It is approximately 1500 m above sea level. Wen was born in Suzhou in 1585. In 1621, he graduated from the Imperial Academy, obtained the lowest degree of ''zhusheng (Imperial examination)''. In 1637, Wen was the assistant magistrate of Longzhou county in the Shanxi prefecture. On the same year, he was appointed Secretariat Drafter Wikipedia:Suzhou commons:苏州
120.6235 directions Find the C Store on Shiquan Jie, west of most of the bars. From there, cross Shiquan Jie and the canal; it is then on your right. phone tollfree fax hours price content Good coffee and food. Free wireless Internet. Good selection of English books to read in the shop or to borrow if you get a membership. A very nice alternative to relaxing at a bar. This place has become a major focal point for the resident expat community. *
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, located North of Entrance 5 to the Arrival Hall, First Level of Terminal Building. Price range is ¥20 per~¥30 per. There are also city-to-city connections, using either fast trains (High-speed rail in China) or buses. The trains go via Shanghai while the buses take a more direct route, so the difference in travel time is not huge. Via Nanjing Nanjing is only about an hour from Suzhou via the frequent high-speed trains (High-speed rail in China) and is worth a visit; it is a very
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of the Taipings in the region. Gordon then returned to Kunshan and disbanded his army. The new Millennium In July 2000, the company established ''YKK Newmax Co., Ltd'', specializing in the production of snaps and buttons. In December 2002, a machine company was established in Suzhou, China. A company specializing in sales, ''YKK Fastening Products Sales Inc.'' was established in February 2003. ''YKK AP Inc.'' was founded in October 2003, specializing in architectural products. Since
are: * The French sports store Decathlon has a branch in the SIP (Auchan Shopping Mall 1F, 55 Jinjihu Lu, SIP) with reasonable selection and prices. Staff speak a little English. * The aptly named Taiwanese company Giant has a large store in Suzhou. (1607 Renmin Lu, Pingjiang-qu) Prices are somewhat cheaper than in the west, making them a popular choice. Staff don't speak much English. There are also stores specialising in more upmarket equipment, including Silver Storm (city branch on Shizi Jie
to the cracking of two supporting columns. Tessai's early works followed the ''bunjinga'' styles of the early 19th century, although he also worked in almost all of the styles associated with Kyoto: ''Rimpa, Yamato-e, Otsu-e,'' etc. However, his mature style concentrated on ''Nanga (Nanga (Japanese painting)),'' or Chinese style paintings (Chinese painting) based on the late Ming dynasty artists from Suzhou and Jiangsu Provinces, which had been introduced to Japan by Sakaki Hyakusen. Tessai tended towards use of rich colors to portray scenes of people in landscape (landscape painting)s, with a composition intended to evoke or illustrate a historical or literary episode. He also sometimes made use of religious imagery, combining depictions of Buddhist (Buddhism) bodhisattva with Daoist (Daoism) or Confucian (Confucianism) figures to symbolize the unity of Asian religious traditions. Tessai's final works either use very brilliant colors, or else were monochrome ink with dense, rough brushwork and occasional slight jarring touches of bright pigments. In June 2011, two of the company's factories (a 8.5-generation factory at the Central Taiwan Science Park and a TV module plant in Suzhou) became the first factories in the world to obtain ISO (International Organization for Standardization) 50001 certification. Wikipedia:Suzhou commons:苏州
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'''Suzhou''', formerly romanized (Chinese Postal Map Romanization) as '''Soochow''', is a major city in the southeast of Jiangsu Province in Eastern China (East China), adjacent to Shanghai Municipality. It is a major economic centre and focal point of trade and commerce, and the second largest city in the province after its capital Nanjing. The city is situated on the lower reaches of the Yangtze River and the shores of Lake Tai and belongs to the Yangtze River Delta region. Administratively, Suzhou is a prefecture-level city with a population of 4.33 million in its city proper, and a total resident population (as of 2013) of 10.58 million in its administrative area, which incorporates neighboring suburban regions and the satellite cities of Kunshan, Lianyungang, Taicang, and Changshu. This statement is based on data from local government, while a United Nations report below claims its (urban) population is 5.156 million in 2014. Its urban population grew at an unprecedented rate of 6.5% between 2000 and 2014, which is the highest among cities with more than 5 million people.
Founded in 514 BC, Suzhou has over 2,500 years of history, with an abundant display of relics and sites of historical interest. At around 100 AD, during the Eastern Han Dynasty, it became one of the ten largest cities in the world mostly due to emigration from North China. With high per capita incomes, Suzhou's Human Development Index ratings is roughly comparable to a moderately developed country, making it one of the most highly developed and propserous cities on the Chinese mainland.
The city's canals, stone bridges, pagodas, and meticulously designed gardens (Chinese garden) have contributed to its status as one of the top tourist attractions in China. The classical gardens in Suzhou (Classical Gardens in Suzhou) were added to the list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1997 and 2000. Suzhou is often dubbed the "Venice of the East (List of places called Venice of the East)" or "Venice of China". Visit some of China's best gardens next week without a passport » Arts Entertainment » Andover Townsman, Andover, MA. Andovertownsman.com. Retrieved on 2011-08-28. url http: www.timesonline.co.uk tol travel destinations china article6732037.ece?print yes&randnum 1151003209000 work The Times location London title Suzhou real China outside Shanghai accessdate 2010-05-24 first Annabelle last Thorpe url http: www.nytimes.com 1988 03 13 travel exploring-twin-cities-by-canal-boat.html?pagewanted all work The New York Times title Exploring Twin Cities By Canal Boat first1 Betty last1 Fussell date 1988-03-13 accessdate 2010-05-24