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Welcome To Suzhou: Famous And Hidden Gardens To Explore

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December 8 lingering garden suzhou h

In the eastern Chinese city of Suzhou, gardening is serious business. Here, gardens are not mere spaces for relaxation and contemplation—by the definition of Pritzker Prize-winning Chinese architect Wang Shu, they are “thinking machines” and “living philosophy installations.” Unlike Chinese imperial gardens, which have been around since the Qin dynasty (beginning 221 BC), private gardens emerged during the third century. Disenchanted with corruption and political strife during that era, Chinese...

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