Suzhou is China's well-known "city of gardens", which tops all others in both the number and the artistry of gardens. Dating from Pi Jiang Garden of the Eastern Jing Dynasty, Suzhou's art of gardening has undergone a history of 1500 years. There were once over 200 gardens in the city, and 69 of them are still in good reservation today.
The Lingering Garden
The garden was first laid out in 1522 AD. The whole space is artfully and appropriately handled, and arranged with exquisite petty scales. It is a typical garden of the Ming period with elegance and exquisiteness in the southern Yangtse Valley.
Canal ride in Suzhou
Suzhou is called “Oriental Venice” because of a plenty of canals, to visit this city with a local “Gondola” may bring you more fun than walking. The Canal ranks alongside the Great Wall of China as the country's greatest engineering achievement and it is the longest man-made waterway in world.A boat ride on the Canal reveals the traditional way of life for the people who have lived here for generations.