Su zhou Gardens

This is a picture of the historic and beautiful Su Zhou Gexternal image post-275290-1239183525.jpgardens. Established in 770 B.C. Su zhou is actually a city with four different famous gardens, as well as 65 other smaller gardens. Zhouzheng(Humble Administrater's) garden, Liuyuan (Lingering) garden, Wangshi (Master of Nets) garden, and Huanxiu (Embracing Beauty) Mountain Villa. These are the most famous gardens in Su Zhou. All together, they are simply referred to as the Su Zhou Gardens, or Gardens of Su Zhou.










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HIstory of the Beautiful Su Zhou gardens

The history of Su Zhou is more than 2500 years long, this ancient city is known for its beautiful scenery, its rich culture, and its abundant agricultural products. It is by the Lower Yangtze basin by the side of lake tai.Ever since the captial was created it was a economic and cultural center of the region. As a place famed for its well-known scholars, successful merchants, great architects and distinguished artists, it also had the right type of enviroment for the classical gardens. But the current Su Zhou Gardens aren't the same as the ones that they had hundreds, even thousands of years ago. There used to be over 200 gardens in the city of Su Zhou, now there are a total of 69 gardens that are still well kept. As for the other 131 gardens that used to be in Su Zhou, I suppose they decided that they didn't need 200 gardens in one city.

Characteristics


Youyicun garden
Youyicun garden
Youyicun garden
One of the many gardens of Su Zhou
One of the many gardens of Su Zhou


Suzhou garden is the Nature in nutshell, which enables one to "feel the charm of mountains,forest and springs with out going to a noisy city."

Gardens and culture

Su Zhou was the capital city of China in the Wu Dynasty in 514 B.C. At the time, it served as a private garden house for the emperor of the Wu. All though we may not be able to see it, the gardens are actually filled with decorations that are symbolic to the ideologies of Bhuddism, Taoism, and Confucianism.
This, cupped with the history and beauty of the gardens, makes them very important to Chinese culture.