Friday, April 13, 2012

Liuyuan Garden

 Liuyuan Garden, located in Suzhou, China, has been listed as a 4-AAAA national tourist attraction and a World Cultural Heritage site.

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 The name, Liuyuan, means "lingering in the world."  The garden was constructed in the Jiajing period of the Ming Dynasty in the mid 1500s.  It  covers about 6 acres.  There are basically four parts to the garden:  A picturesque central part, known for its streams and rockeries, an eastern part known for its courtyards and buildings, a northern pastoral section, and a western part that features woods and large trees.




The garden is open year-round from 7:30 AM to 7:30 PM.  Admission varies depending on what season you visit.  High season, March 1 - May 31 and September 1 - November 30, is 20 yuan.  The rest of the time is considered low season.  Cost for admission then is 15 yuan. 

11 comments:

  1. You have the most amazing pictures plastered all over your blog. I'm loving the theme you selected for the challenge. I wish I could travel to these places. Well done!

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    1. Thanks! I figured this gives visitors a look at beautiful places around the world, even if they can't get there in person.

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  2. Cool post!! Awesome pictures!! Nice blog too!! Keep up the good work!! You are invited to check out or follow my blog anytime!! Have a great day!!!

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    1. Thanks for visiting. I'll stop by your blog.

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  3. i think i would enjoy the eastern part the most--simply breathtaking pictures

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    1. All of the buildings in the eastern part give a real flavor of China.

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  4. Imagine a garden that old! It looks lovely.

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    1. It's amazing that these gardens have been kept up all this time!

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  5. I love the contrast between both sides of the circular passage. "Lingering in the Woods," is a beautiful name for a garden.

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