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Blue Wave Pavilion

Introducing Suzhou Blue Wave Pavilion, Suzhou Blue Wave Pavilion Guide, Suzhou Blue Wave Pavilion Travel Guide
Article from China Internet Information Center

Suzhou Blue Wave Pavilion, also called Canglang Pavilion, is located in the southern part of Suzhou, and is one of the four most famous gardens of the city. Suzhou Blue Wave Pavilion is the oldest of the Suzhou gardens that can be traced back to the Northern Song Dynasty (906-1127).

During that part of history, a scholar Su Shunqing was demoted and sent to Suzhou. He bought the garden and built Suzhou Blue Wave Pavilion in a setting adjacent to water that was on the property that would enhance the beauty of the garden. The garden was then named Canglang Pavilion in honor of his namesake, Canglang Wong.

Unlike other gardens, Suzhou Blue Wave Pavilion emphasizes the harmony between man made buildings and the natural environment. Before entering the garden, you can see beautiful scenery composed of a green water pool that is surrounded by a growth of weeping willows.

In Suzhou Blue Wave Pavilion, you will see incredible man made rock formations that are divided into two parts. On the eastern side, the earth has been mixed with natural yellow stones and built in such a manner that it resembles a natural hill. On the western side, exquisite stones from the lake have been used to create another naturally appearing hill. Both of these rock formations have been planted with green trees and viridian bamboos that add to the beauty of the scene and create the sensation of walking in a primitive mountain forest. There are also winding corridors with pavilions that link the hills and pools together. As you walk along these corridors that follows a path alongside the unique stone formations and strategically planted ancient trees, it seems as if you were walking in a primitive forest. The architectures that have been built in Suzhou Blue Wave Pavilion are simply and classically designed which present a Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) style.

Quick Facts on Suzhou Blue Wave Pavilion

• Name: Suzhou Blue Wave Pavilion
• Location: Downtown Suzhou
• Phone: +86-512-65194375
• Date: Northern Song Dynasty (906-1127)
• Best Time to Visit: All year
• Recommended Time for a Visit: 1 Hour
• Opening Hours: 7:30-17:30 (Apr 21 to Oct 20); 7:30-17:00 (Oct 21 to the next Apr 20)
• Admission Fee: CNY 20 (Apr 1 to May 31, July 1 to Oct 31); CNY 15 (Jan 1 to Mar 31, June 1 to 30, Nov 1 to Dec 31)

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