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Garden of the Humble Administrator

China, an East Asian country is one of the world’s oldest civilizations. It has a vast cultural history of more than five thousand years and an outstanding natural beauty. On the other hand, this country has remained a comparatively isolated and secluded one, and being a land of mystery, this country is not known to the western half of the world. However, China is rapidly developing and has grown in the phase of modernization, with an immense speed and is also welcoming the outer world to interact and do business with them.
Garden of the Humble Administrator is one of the popular tourist attractions in China. It is the largest classical style garden in Suzhou and was built during the reign of Ming dynasty emperor Zhengde. The garden is spread on a total land area of about 4 hectares and more than half of the garden is made up of splendid ponds. All of the buildings are by the edge of the ponds which creates the illusion that the garden is floating on water. There is also a noteworthy bonsai display and a charming teahouse.
Garden of the Humble Administrator is the largest garden of the city and a typical example of the art of horticulture south of the Changjiang river. When Taiping troops occupied Suzhou in 1860, King Zhongwang picked this one and the neighboring buildings of the present Historical Museum as a residence and center for his political activities.
Although the garden does not match its former glory, Garden of the Humble Administrator is a popular travel destination for visitors and globe trotters from all over the world who appreciate its beautiful landscapes, rich culture, delicious local cuisine, hospitality and safety.

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