As an ancient town with more than 1000 years history and very convenient transportation,Tongli features typically the water county of South China. In 1981 and 1982 Tongli was ratified as one of the thirteen national standard tour towns of Taihu Lake region and the sole provincial standard cultural relic protection town of Jiangsu Province successively,and was ratified as the first batch of famous historical and cultural town of Jiangsu Province in 1995.Now,there are many imposing dwellings and spacious courtyards and building of the Ming and Qing Dynasties and 35 cultural relic protection spots in Tongli. [Detail]
Suzhou, which some have compared to "Heaven on Earth," awaits with bountiful beauty and a rich cultural heritage. The city has over 2,500 years of rich history, culture and abundant historical sites.[Detail]
Short-term travelers in Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Shanghai only need to send their visa application materials to the company instead of going to the Netherlands Consulate in Shanghai for their visa.[Detail]
Suzhou of East China's Jiangsu province is a beautiful city with rich cultural heritage.[Detail]
Open Hours:7:30–17:30 。 The most famous spot in the garden would be Arhat Temple. Every arhat represents a unique personality from lionhearted to kindhearted. But these characteristic arhats share one common thing:they are regarded as the symbol of power and luck by everyone in all walks of life containing the deep connotation of Chinese Buddhism and Chinese culture. Another highlight of West Garden Temple is the Fangsheng Pond where locates the west side of Arhats Temple. An octagonal pavilion stands in the center of the pond where encircled by various plants. The name of Fangsheng Pond origins from the Buddhist habit of freeing captive animals. [Detail]
Contact Telephone:+86(0)512 6751 0286,6753 9869 。 Website:http://www. Venue:No. 178 Dongbei Jie东北街178号Price Range:¥50-70(Mar. 1 to Nov. Humble Administrator’s Garden(拙政园)is known as the“Best of the Famous Gardens in Southeast China”.Built during the reign of Ming Emperor Zhengde(1506-1521),the garden resembles the natural scenes of southeast China. [Detail]
Surging Waves Pavilion(沧浪亭)was built in the 11th century. Its gate faces a pond,and the buildings inside the garden are all constructed around hills. Ascending the Viewing Hill Tower,gives you a good view of the distant hills to the southwest of the city. This kind of architectural style is described as“viewing water in front of the gate and borrowing the scene of mountains from outside”. [Detail]
Located in downtown Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, Pingjiang Street is a historical road along the river, where the city's history and unique feature have been well-preserved. As early as in Song Dynasty, the street had already existed, which was shown on Suzhou's earliest map "Pingjiang Map" as one of the main streets of the town during that time. With the total length of 1,606 meters, the street parallels with Pingjiang River. The typical houses of ancient Suzhou with white walls and black tiles are standing by the street and river, simple and unsophisticated. For many centuries, the street has become a center of much of Suzhou's cultural life.[Detail]
Canglangting Pavilion(Canglangting Garden)is one of the four most famous gardens in Suzhou and has been listed as a 4-AAAA national tourist attraction and a site on the World Heritage list. The garden was initially erected in 1044 in the Song Dynasty as a private residence and was enlarged as a garden in later years and named as the Pavilion of the Azure Waves. Owing to Buddhist influence,the garden offers some features of special interest that distinguish it from other gardens in Suzhou. This garden is in the southern part of city and is one of the oldest in China□□s history. [Detail]
On June 1982,the street was designated by the municipal authority as a□□walking street□□and a new night market was established. Lying in the downtown core of Suzhou,the main theme of the street involves eating,shopping and entertaining. A Taoism temple,the Xuanmiao Temple,is situated on Guanqian with its front entrance facing the street and providing the thriving and noisy street with solemnity and calm. The temple has a history of 1300 years and is a cultural site for locals and visitors. [Detail]
His son buried him in the hill. Tiger Hill Pagoda(Yunyan Pagoda)is another legend for the historic site. Concrete piles have been driven into the ground around the pagoda in order to reinforce the foundation. Sword Testing Stone and Sword Pond is another landmark of the historic site. The crevice thus left in the rock that is an evidence for the legend. It is believed that these swords were buried beneath the Sword Pond as the King□□s funerary items. A thousand slaves,it was said,who built the tomb were buried alive with the deceased King upon completion of the tomb. [Detail]
China's classic gardens can be divided into two categories:the royal garden such as the Summer Palace in Beijing,or the private garden. The garden was initially constructed in 1513 A. Located in the northeastern portion of Suzhou,the Humble Administrator's Garden has a total area of over 50 thousand square feet,and is the largest private garden in this country. The design divided the garden into three major portions:the eastern,middle and western portions. The Humble Administrator's Garden is a wonderful place to gain understanding of the Chinese culture. [Detail]
Lying in the Town of Fengqiao(Maple Bridge Township),Hanshan Temple(Han Shan Temple,Cold Mountain Temple)was initially erected in Liang Dynasty(502-557).Two famed Buddhist monks,Han Shan and Shi De,once lived in the temple and as a result the name was given later in memory of Monk Han Shan. The temple gained more fame after a poem,A Night Mooring near Maple Bridge,from Zhang Ji,a poet from the Tang Dynasty,became popular. The poem described the vivid scene in which the midnight bell rings in Han Shan Temple while the boat guests approach the shore. The temple was listed as a prestigious Buddhism temple in 1980 and was opened to the public. [Detail]
Shizilin Garden(Lion Grove Garden)is honored as one of the four most famous gardens in Suzhou and has been listed as a site of the World Famous Cultural Heritage. The Lion Grove Garden is best known for its rockeries and is thus given the title-the Rockery Kingdom. The rocks are mostly made of limestone taken from Lake Taihu and are piled into diverse forms resembling lions and other animals. Since the Qing Dynasty,many famous people have visited the garden including Emperor Qianlong and left a lot of historic relics. [Detail]