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Culture in Suzhou

Suzhou Culture

With a long history, Suzhou has given birth to the GuSu culture. Suzhou is the birthplace and center of Wu culture in history, consequently, all areas from garden architectures, silk embroidery and folk customs, to painting, calligraphy, seal cutting and poetry genres have been accumulated there from the Gu Su culture. All these illustrious cultural achievements were the historical and typical contribution of the Wu culture, it was also a special and remarkable contribution to Chinese culture.

There is ancient city of Suzhou that Montesquieu who is the Master of French Enlightenment calling an "uncanny workmanship" and the water town landscape formed on its basis. "Wu Ge" (halberd made in Wu state during the Spring and Autumn period) was admired by the famous patriotic poet named Qu Yuan, classical gardens with human wits listed as world cultural heritage sites. There is also magnificent silk, Suzhou embroidery (one of the four famous embroideries in China), and ancient dignified architecture of Fragment hill faction as well as the process of Wuzhong district in Suzhou.

Additionally, there is the Kunqu Opera regarded as the ancestor of opera drama, the Suzhou Pingtan Opera is defined as the most beautiful voice of China, and the Taohuawu Woodblock New Year Prints known as "Taohuawu occupies the south China, and Yangliuqing represents the north China."

Scenic areas recommended are as follows: Suzhou Museum, Suzhou Silk Museum, Suzhou Embroidery Museum, The Kunqu Museum of China and The Master-of-Nets Garden.