famous classical gardens in China. The Canglang Pavilion, Lion Grove Garden, Humble Administrator's Garden and Lingering Garden, respectively representing the garden styles of the Song (Song Dynasty), Yuan (Yuan Dynasty), Ming (Ming Dynasty), and Qing (Qing Dynasty) dynasties, are called the four most famous gardens in Suzhou. Other gardens inscribed on the World Heritage List include the Couple's Retreat Garden, the Garden of Cultivation, and the Retreat and Reflection Garden. The Tiger Hill (Tiger Hill, Suzhou) is a popular tourist destination and is known for its natural beauty as well as historical sites. The hill is so named because it is said to look like a crouching tiger. Another legend states that a white tiger appeared on the hill to guard it following the burial of King Helü of Wu. The hill has been a tourist destination for hundreds, if not thousands, of years, as is evident from the poetry and calligraphy carved into rocks on the hill. Famous Song Dynasty poet, Su Shi said, "It is a lifelong pity if having visited Suzhou you did not visit Tiger Hill." Temples Hanshan Temple (Cold Mountain Temple; Chinese: 寒山寺) is a Buddhist temple and monastery in Suzhou. It is near Fengqiao (Maple Bridge; Chinese: 枫桥), about Wikipedia:Suzhou commons:苏州
, Suzhou, Hangzhou) and with northern China (all the way to Beijing). The less well known ancient Lingqu Canal, connecting the upper Xiang River with the headwaters of the Guijiang, allowed a direct water connection from the Yangtze Basin to the Pearl River Delta. Lingqu Canal (Xiang'an County, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Qin Dynasty) (Nomination for the UNESCO Heritage List) File:RedSuspensionBridge.jpg The Yichang Yangtze Highway Bridge (Yichang Bridge), a suspension bridge near the Gezhouba Dam lock, was completed in 1996. File:Sutong Bridge.jpg The Sutong Yangtze River Bridge (Sutong Bridge), between Nantong and Suzhou, was one of the longest cable-stayed bridges in the world when it was completed in 2008. File:Caiyuanba bridge.jpg The Caiyuanba Bridge, an arch bridge in Chongqing, was completed in 2007. Wikipedia:Suzhou commons:苏州
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-standing Suzhou craft that remains popular today. Tiny glass bottles are delicately painted ''on the inside'' with elaborate and beautiful pictures. The best ones are truly incredible works of art. Supermarkets & Department Stores *
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been well-known ever since. * Handicrafts: Suzhou embroidery, fan (Hand fan)s, Chinese musical instruments, scroll mounting, lanterns, mahogany furniture, jade carving, silk tapestry, traditional painting pigments of Jiangenxutang Studio, the New Year's wood-block prints of Taohuawu Studio. * Paintings (Chinese painting) * Calligraphic art (Chinese calligraphy) * Cuisine (Chinese cuisine): Yangcheng Lake large crab * Suzhou Silk Hand
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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of China province , People's Republic of China. 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 and Shanghai to the south across the river, and the East China Sea to the east. The population is 7,282,835 at the 2010 census whom '''1,994,708''' live in the '''built up area''' made of 3 urban districts. '''Wuzhen''' (
) is a historic scenic town, part of Tongxiang, located in northern Zhejiang Province, People's Republic of China. It lies within the triangle formed by Hangzhou, Suzhou and Shanghai. Covering an area of , Wuzhen has a total population is 60,000 of which 12,000 are permanent residents.
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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