Classical Chinese garden design, which seeks to recreate natural landscapes in miniature, is nowhere better illustrated than in the nine gardens in the historic city of Suzhou.

They are generally acknowledged to be masterpieces of the genre. Dating from the 11th-19th century, the gardens reflect the profound metaphysical importance of natural beauty in Chinese culture in their meticulous design.

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9 sites in this World Heritage

  • The Humble Administrator's Garden
  • The Lingering Garden
  • The Master-of-Nets Garden
  • The Mountain Villa with Embracing Beauty
  • The Canglang Pavilion
  • The Lion Forest Garden
  • The Garden of Cultivation
  • The Couple's Retreat
  • The Retreat & Reflection Garden

The Humble Administrator's Garden

The Lingering Garden

The Master-of-Nets Garden

The Mountain Villa with Embracing Beauty

The Canglang Pavilion

The Lion Forest Garden

The Garden of Cultivation

The Couple's Retreat

The Retreat & Reflection Garden

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