Canglang Pavilion (Blue Wave Pavilion)

As the oldest garden among the existing classical gardens of Suzhou, Canglang Pavilion together with 'Lion Grove', 'Humble Administrator's Garden' and 'Garden for Lingering In.', is praised as the four most famous gardens in Suzhou. It was used as the private garden of a Prince of the Five Dynasties (907-960), thus the designs are of royal flavor.

This 11,000 m2 garden is full of breath of simplicity and serenity, with the rockery and pools as decorations. Over 108 patterns of carvings are applied into the decoration of the walls of the meandering corridor, which are all exquisite and elegant as that of in the traditional gardens.

The inscriptions go harmonious with the typical decorations of the entire garden, such as the poetic couplet carved on both sides of the gate. The key style of the decoration of this garden traces back to the Song Dynasty (960-1234), which together with the green bamboo will make your trip full of sceneries and literary flavor.

Note:
1.The landscape here have different highlights in different seasons and the best time for traveling here is February and October.

2. Take the medicine for preventing the mosquitoes in case of being bite by the mosquitoes, especially in summer.

Opening Hours
: 7:30 -- 17: 30

Ticket Price:
15 CNY from October 31 to April 15
20 CNY from April 16 to October 30
Half fare for the people over 60 but less than 70
Free for the disabled, the soldiers, the kids under 1.2 meters and the people over 70

Location: No. 3, Canglang Pavillion Street, Sanyuan Lane, Suzhou

Transportation
: Tour Bus No. 2,4 and 5 and Bus No. 1, 5, 27, 30, 39, 101, 102, 103, 218, 261, 308 and 309 will bring you here.
 

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