TOP 5 OF THE 69 WORLD-FAMOUS SUZHOU GARDENS IN CHINA

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Did you know that nine of Suzhou, China’s 69 classical gardens are designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites?suzhou’s gardens are recognized as the most refined forms of garden art. While stepping through their gates, you’ll experience a type of tranquility that can’t be found elsewhere. Out of all of Suzhou’s gardens, here are five that you absolutely must see: 1. Humble…

10 of I.M. Pei’s Most Beautiful Buildings

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The revered architect has passed away—remember Pei with some of his beloved masterpieces. Today, news surfaced that the legendary Chinese architect I.M. Pei had died. In his long and illustrious career, Pei revolutionized the design scene with his whimsical and enigmatic structures, from the Louvre Pyramid in Paris to Ohio’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. To celebrate his work,…

Street Food of Suzhou

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In Suzhou, China it’s all about night street markets. And man, do they offer a variety of numnums. Steamed things, fried things, gelatinous things, things wrapped in banana leaf, soup, seafood, tofu, rice in every form imaginable, and some of the most interesting desserts I have ever seen. The following photos should serve as a slideshow of sorts of all the…

BUTTER CHICKEN SOUP WITH NAAN GRILLED CHEESE

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I was dipping naan into takeout butter chicken and immediately thought of the tomato soup and grilled cheese I had eaten the night before. I decided to combine these two ideas into this butter chicken soup with naan grilled cheese. I love making homemade naan but I think store bought works fine for this easy weeknight meal idea that is…

Top 10 Floating Villages Across The World

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 Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, which means we may receive a commission if you click a link and book something (there is never any extra cost to you for using these links). Imagine this, a countryside life, no rush to get anywhere, your favourite drink in your hand and a beautiful panorama to admire. And now imagine deep…

Zhoujuan (a small fishing village near Shanghai)

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About Artwork Zhoujuan is a small fishing village near Shanghai. This work of embroidery art demonstrates life in old days in the region. Zhoujuan is like an oriental village Venice. This and A22 could be matched as a set, but each has the same Chinese embroidery quality which can be appreciated as a single work. The ramshackle houses lining the canal are…

Sick of the Crowded Suzhou Old Town Gardens? Come to Xie Tang Zhen 斜塘镇!

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Suzhou old town is known for its beautiful gardens, which were converted from the state homes of officials in imperial China. Suzhou Industrial Park, though built just beside the old town, was built from old farmlands. That being said, as the new city expanded, they managed to preserve ancient village centres that peppered around the (then) countryside. Xie Tang Zhen…

Brick Kiln Folk Inn & Museum in Suzhou, China by HONGKONG H DESIGN FIRM LIMITED

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Jiangnan of China, has enjoyed the”earthly paradise”reputation since ancient times of its staggered rivers and lakes, vertical and horizontal waterways, small bridges and tasteful towns. A typical canal town named Jin Xi, located in the picturesque scenery of Jiangnan, known as “the hometown of Chinese folk museum” with two thousand years of history.There is an old saying here before “thirty-six…