This Bookstore In Chinese City Of Suzhou Becomes A Wonderland

This Bookstore In Chinese City Of Suzhou Becomes A Wonderland

Visitors flock to branch of bookstore Zhongshuge in Suzhou, East China’s Jiangsu province. The branch, which takes up 1,300 square meters, is designed with four reading areas, respectively named as “Rainbow Valley”, “Firefly Cave”, “Crystal Palace” and “Children’s Castle”. Since its opening, it has attracted many readers. Continue reading »

Classic Gardens in Suzhou

Classic Gardens in Suzhou

Suzhou in Jiangsu province is a city of rivers and canals, as well as of gardens. Hence it is often called the ‘Venice of the Orient’. It saw its prime periods of garden building between the Ming and Qing dynasties from the 14th and 20th century, during which time there was at one point more than 200 private family gardens. A dozen of them are still in good condition today, including the top four classic gardens: the Fisherman’s Net Garden, Lion Grove, Humble Administrator’s Garden and Lingering Garden. (Photo: china.org.cn) Continue reading »