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[Tour Suzhou]
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Water and antiquity are the theme of the city of Suzhou, demonstrated through numerous historical sites like temples ,bridges and pagodas.
Among places of historical interest that can be mentioned are the remains of the city gate and walls and resort palace built by King Wu over 2, 000 years ago,the drill ground of the strategist Sun Wuzi,the Dyke of Lord Bai built by the Tang poet Bai Juyi ,the ancestral shrine and cemetery of the Song statesman Fan Zhongyan, pagodas such as Tiger Hill Pagoda, Auspicious Light Pagoda, Twin Pagodas, Shangfang Pagoda,Lingyan Temple Pagoda and the tallest North Temple Pagoda, and today's largest Song building in the Taoist Temple of Mystery,the Tang sculptures in Purple Gold Nunnery and those of the Song in Baosheng Temple, etc. The historical relics dating a thousand years back can all be traced to their record, sites of architectural evidences. Those of the Ming and Qing Dynasties remain in even greater numbers. Under the protection at various government levels, there are 10 national monuments, 58 provincial monuments and 351 city or county monuments. Besides,there are great numbers of ancient bridges, trees, residential buildings being preserved,and those remnants of ancient alleys,street shops and tea-houses yet to be unearthed. Centuries of debris is outshined by the ancient city and its rich legacy,and the value of the unique Wu Culture permeates every corner of the region.

Sunshine after snowfall on Tiger Hill
Sunshine after snowfall on Tiger Hill
Auspicious-Light Pagoda
Auspicious-Light Pagoda

Mooring at the Maple  Bridge on a hazy morning
Mooring at the Maple Bridge
on a hazy morning
Imperial Tablet Pavilion
Imperial Tablet Pavilion
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