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Canglang Pavilion

Canglang Pavilion (Blue Wave Pavilion), Suzhou

Canglang Pavilion (Blue Wave Pavilion) is the oldest among a number of existent Suzhou gardens, and has a total area of 11,000 square meters (about 3 acres). The uniqueness of Canglang Pavilion lies in its blend of outside scenery and interior beauty. This pavilion is exquisite because of its natural and harmonious design.

The whole pavilion is rather elegant, like a graceful lady. It is not construction skill that gives Canglang Pavilion its reputation, but its natural beauty. Here 'natural' has two meanings. First, the builders tried their best to keep the original characteristics of the materials when building the garden. They added no unnecessary decorations to the building materials. Second, the workers and craftsmen made every effort to make the water and the rock formations an integrated whole--just like natural scenery.

Suzhou Gardens-Canglang Pavilion 

The first view of Canglang Pavilion begins with water and rock formations. Strolling into the gate, you will first see a beautiful rock formation made from yellow stone. Trees grow  vigorously on the artificial mountain. Most of the buildings here are built around those man-made hills and connected by long corridors, which enhances the beauty and charm of the whole garden.

Admission Fee: CNY 8
Opening Hours: 08:00 to 17:00
Bus Route: 1, 14, 28, 30, 51, 101, 102, 103, 701
Tourist Bus Route: 2,4,5
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