Constructed landscapes that mimick the natural scenery of rocks, hills, and rivers. Strategically placed pavilions and pagodas. The Classical Gardens of Suzhou span a period of almost a thousand years. Known to be the most refined representation of the art of classical Chinese garden design, the 69 restored gardens here have been categorised as heritage sites.
China is known for classical gardens which contain plants known for their mystical and symbolic qualities. Each plant is selected for its symbolic meaning and its ability to evoke a natural landscape.
Here's a look at some of the Classical Gardens of Suzhou.