Suzhou Gardens and Canals

Suzhou is famous for its numerous gardens and canals. The city boasts waterfalls flowing into small lakes of lotus flowers, mountains famous for its rock formations, and lush ornamental gardens and bamboo forests.

Suzhou’s entire area is considered a water city, with its borders lying just along the historical Yangtze River. Its long stretch of Suzhou’s waterway connects to China’s Grand Canal, which is the most extensive ancient canal in the world.

A typical Suzhou Chinese garden contains a balance of different elements that create harmony and peace. Unique touches, such as a fishpond, a set of stones, wooden bridges, healthy greenery, and poetic halls are just some of the things you’ll find in a Chinese garden. Early Chinese intended every Suzhou garden to be “the earthly paradise,” making each of the garden similar to a beautiful painting