This time we went for a beautiful journey to Suzhou (previously transliterated as Su-chou, Suchow, and Soochow). Which is a major city located in the southeast of Jiangsu Province in Eastern China. From Shanghai it is just 22-30 min journey with high speed train.So Question arises ‘How to Travel Suzhou?’.But lucky us as Truly saying this was a very smooth travel. We can truly caption it as ‘Easy Suzhou Travel in Peace’ ;). This time we were accompanied with my seniors and Chinese friends. So no worry we were enjoying with the beautiful colorful and lovely scenery all round. You can check out here the
Travel Map of Suzhou.
First some Facts about Suzhou China : Suzhou is at center of the Yangtze Delta,located in the south of Jiangsu Province.Direction wise it has Shanghai to the east, Wuxi City to the west,the Yangtze River to the north and Zhejiang Province to the south. Very knowingly known as ‘Paradise on Earth’
Now let’s have a quick sneak peak of the attractions we enjoyed. 🙂
- The Humble Administrator’s Garden
- The Lion Forest Garden
- The Lingering Garden
- The Couples’ Garden Retreat
- The Garden of Cultivation
- The Garden of Pleasance
- The Ganglang Pavilion
- The Master-of-Net Garden
- The Fenqiao Scenic Region
- The Tiger Hill Scenic Region.
It is a place of gardens and we all love flowers, lot of flowers and lot of colors. The place is simply like a wallpapers you have seen in so many on line sites. Such a peaceful and beauty filled gardens. We from station took taxi to our first destination. So enough of talking and let’s step in.
The Humble Administrator’s Garden
The garden is the biggest and the most popular among others garden. The garden is one of the four most beautiful garden in China. You will agree to me, as you will be at the entrance of garden. In 2007 the garden was listed as the National Tourist Attraction of Grade AAAAA. Build in fourth year of Zhengede Period of Ming Dynasty, the garden covers 5.2 ha. You can get inside by a Entrance ticket of 50 Yuan.
After the entrance gate there was a big flower decoration with limestone.
This was a perfect example of flower decoration using simple probes.But i have never seen such a beauty and colors at the same place and time.
Truly said :”Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made, and forgot to put a soul into.”
Being spread in such area you will definitely need a map in order to cover every end of it Tourist Map of Humble administrator garden. No more to say about this just enjoy the beauty.
In Suzhou you will see lot of limestone beauty. These limestone grow like tree by taking calcium, water and other component from surface. But they should be in contact of soil.
In Chinese architecture you will always find water around the living places. Reason behind is because the houses are constructed of wood so in case of fire it can easily be rescued.Also no doubt it add beauty all round. Not only lake and houses were there you will find small passage made using rock joining two pavilion.
While moving you find a huge hollow tree. The tree has seen huge life by now as it is around many decade year old.Don’t remember the exact age now :S but nice plot to make a CLICK
Among all the pavilion there is a “Hall of Elegance”. The main attraction on this pavilion is the chair on that age which are crafted with a round stone in between. I can image how the different style in carpentry must have been started by man.
We can see many traditional vase all round, which has been beautifully planted.
After this at end you will find a big bonsai garden.We have come to our starting point after covering all the point in garden.We took 3 hour to roam there but no track how these went so soon.I have never seen such a beautiful garden ever before.
It was time to have lunch. Our friend took us to a restaurant there.Suzhou noodles are very famous as they will be very smooth.My friends arranged vegetarian noodles for me(some how :)) but as told the noodles were very smooth.
Next we planed to move to “The Master of Nets Garden”.