Tag Archives: Suzhou

Suzhou Gardens

Suzhou is located in the southeast of Jiangsu Province, and is called “Venice of the East” for its crisscross rivers and many arched-bridges. The classical gardens in Suzhou represent the quintessence of the gardens built in southern area of the Yangtze River, and demonstrate the varied styles of Song, Yuan, Ming, and Qing dynasties. The [...]

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Su Embroidery

With a history of more than 3,000 years, Su embroidery is the general name for embroidery products in areas around Suzhou, Jiangsu Province. The craft, which dates back to the Three Kingdoms Period (220-280), became a sideline of people in the Suzhou area during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Well known for its smoothness and delicateness, [...]

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Making Musical Instruments in Suzhou

Suzhou, a city located in the south of Jiangsu province, has a long history of making musical instruments. Its techniques and the local characteristics of the instruments have made them famous at home and abroad. In 2008, the making of musical instruments in Suzhou was selected as one of China’s national intangible cultural heritages. The [...]

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