Friday, 29 March 2013

813 CN - Classical Gardens of Suzhou (1997)

Brief Description

Classical Chinese garden design, which seeks to recreate natural landscapes in miniature, is nowhere better illustrated than in the nine gardens in the historic city of Suzhou. They are generally acknowledged to be masterpieces of the genre. Dating from the 11th-19th century, the gardens reflect the profound metaphysical importance of natural beauty in Chinese culture in their meticulous design.
苏州古典园林
没有任何地方比历史名城苏州的九大园林更能体现中国古典园林设计“咫尺之内再造乾坤”的理想。苏州园林被公认是实现这一设计思想的杰作。这些建造于11至19世纪的园林,以其精雕细琢的设计,折射出中国文化取法自然而又超越自然的深邃意境。

813-001 拙政园 The Humble Administrator's Garden 1997
813-002 留园 The Lingering Garden 1997
813-003 网师园 The Master-of-Nets Garden 1997
813-004 环秀山庄The Mountain Villa with Embracing Beauty 1997
813-005 沧浪亭 The Canglang Pavilion 2000
813-006 狮子林 The Lion Forest Garden 2000
813-007 艺圃 The Garden of Cultivation 2000
813-008 耦园 The Couple's Retreat 2000
813-009 退思园 The Retreat & Reflection Garden 2000

Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/813
813-001 拙政园 The Humble Administrator's Garden

813-002 留园 The Lingering Garden










813-003 网师园 The Master-of-Nets Garden
813-004 环秀山庄The Mountain Villa with Embracing Beauty

813-005 沧浪亭 The Canglang Pavilion

813-006 狮子林 The Lion Forest Garden











813-008 耦园 The Couple's Retreat