Pavilion), located south of Suzhou city, is the oldest garden among the
existing classical gardens of Suzhou. It is also one of the four most
famous gardens in Suzhou - the others being: "Lion Grove", "Humble
Administrator's Garden" and "Lingering Garden.". They are
used to be the private garden of a Prince of the Five Dynasties (907-960).
- During the Northern Song Dynasty, the scholar Su Zimei built a pavilion
in this garden and named it Canglang Pavilion. Winding streams, beautiful
trees and fragrant lotus blossoms are all framed between white walls and
gray walkways make this garden quite unforgettable.
Pavilion, covering an area of 10,656 square meters, stands at the top
of the mountain. The garden, connected by a long roofed walkway, features
a range of man-made mountains on the inside and waterscapes on the outside.
The use of space and combinations of water, rock and plants here, epitomize
the art of Suzhou gardening.
also famous for its unique latticed windows. There're
about 108 kinds of latticed windows with impressive designs, possessing
extremely high artistic value.