China Zhouzhuang The Water Town

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Zhouzhuang, a standout amongst the most renowned water townships in China, arranged in Kunshan City, which is just 30 kilometers (18 miles) southeast of Suzhou. It is noted for its significant social foundation, the decently protected aged private houses, the exquisite watery perspectives and the solid nearby shaded customs and traditions. In the Spring and Autumn Period (770 – 476…

Mishaps in Suzhou

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While we were in Shanghai, we had planned on visiting my friend James in Hungzhou.  He had told us that getting train tickets was very easy and so we didn’t buy them ahead of time and they are… But, we got to the train station and there was only one train leaving in the morning that day for Hungzhou and…

Suzhou Museum: I. M. Pei’s Contemporary Re-imagining of a Remembered Past

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HOW TO MODERNIZE MUSEUM NARRATIVE IN AN AGE-OLD SPACE If you haven’t already, it’s time to take a look at the Suzhou Museum in the Jiangsu region of China. Created by the world-renowned Chinese-American architect I. M. Pei, it’s a must-see landmark in the historic garden city of Suzhou. Read on to find out more. Suzhou Museum was originally founded in 1960….

Lion Mountain Park, Suzhou

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The City of Suzhou, China has announced TLS Landscape Architecture, Berkeley, California as the winner of the Lion Mountain Park Design Competition. The new 74-hectare urban park, built on the grounds of an old amusement park and pond, is anchored by Shishan (Lion) Mountain. The park will become the key amenity of the newly-developing Suzhou High-Tech District. Lion Mountain forms…

SUZHOU: THE ‘VENICE’ OF ASIA

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Suzhou is one of the prettiest cities in China. You can see why they call it the “Venice of Asia”! We spent 4 months living in Changzhou, just a few train stops away from Suzhou. Yet somehow we only visited twice! Some quick facts to know about Suzhou: ⋆ It is just outside of Shanghai. Like, maybe a 30 minute…

Futuristic Design Of Science And Technology Museum In Suzhou Revealed By Perkins+Will

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Global architecture agency Perkins + Will was chosen to design a science and technology museum in Suzhou, a big city located about 62 miles (100 kilometers) northwest of Shanghai. The museum includes an industrial exhibition hall, where displays will highlight the part of an industrial growth in improving lifestyles. ‘We are thrilled to have the opportunity to design the newest Suzhou science and technology museum,’ stated ralph johnson,…

19 Artists Creatively Pushing the Boundaries of Embroidery

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he art of embroidery has existed throughout time, dating as far back as 5th century BC. Despite its centuries-old origins, this timeless craft has continually been reenergized by visionary artists who push the boundaries of its meaning and limits. From hyperrealistic embroidered portraits to cross stitching on cars, creatives have taken the field to new and exciting places with their…

SUZHOU: HET VENETIË VAN CHINA ÉN TUINENSTAD

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“Huh, wat?!” Denk je misschien. “Wordt Suzhou het Venetië van China genoemd? Ja! En wel vlakbij Shanghai, in de provincie Jiangsu in de stad Suzhou (苏州). Het barst er van de kleine kanalen, je kunt met een gondel de stad ontdekken en in het voorjaar zorgt de bloesem aan de bomen voor een extra romantisch tintje. Bezoek het Venetië van China In…

36 Best Ideas For Chinese Garden Decor

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The garden is an important part of ancient Chinese architecture. It is a combination of structures and man-made landscape with natural scenery. It does not only provide lodging but also landscaping with architecture, environment and human in full harmony. History The ancient Chinese garden originated in the Shang and Zhou dynasties, when monarchs began to build parks for their own…