Great Wall of China

The Great Wall stretches from Shanhaiguan in the east, to Lop Lake in the west..

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Wild Goose Pagoda

It was built in 652 during the Tang Dynasty and originally had five stories, although

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Terra Cotta Warriors

a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first

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Lingering Garden

A renowned classical Chinese garden. It is located at 338 Liuyuan Rd. Suzhou

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Lingering Garden

Lingering GardenLingering Garden is located outside the Changmen gate (阊门) of Suzhou, Jiangsu province. It was commissioned by Xu Taishi (徐泰时), an impeached and later exonerated official in 1593 CE. Stonemason Zhou Shicheng (周时臣) designed and built the East Garden (东园) as it was initially called. The East Garden became famous in its day when the magistrates of Wu and Changzhou County both praised the design of Shi Ping Peak, a rockery constructed to resemble Tiantai Mountain in Putao.[1]

Ownership passed to Liu Su, another official in 1798 CE. After extensive reconstruction, he renamed it Cold Green Village after a verse, “clean cold color of bamboo, limpid green light of water”. Keeping with that theme, he added pine and bamboo groves. He was an avid collector of Scholar stones and added 12 more to the garden housing them in the “stone forest”. It was also at this time the “Celestial Hall of Five Peaks” was built. The garden soon acquired the nickname “Liu Yuan” from the owner’s surname. From 1823 CE the garden was open to public, and became a famed resort.

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