• Wu Pagodas

    Acting as the center of Wu Region (12 Century – 473 BC), Suzhou has been shining like a resplendent pearl inlaid into the vast land on the south bank of Yangtze River. 10,000 years ago, human footprints in Sanshan Island (50 kilometers from Suzhou) kicked off local history of mankind. 2,500 years ago, establishment as capital of Wu State (514 BC) set off in the pursuit of urban civilization of Suzhou.
  • Wu Treasures

    “National Treasures in Famous Wu Pagodas” prominently exhibit Buddhism relics found in Yunyan Temple Pagoda on top of Tiger Hill and Ruiguang Temple Pagoda near Panmen Gate, both regarded as symbols of Suzhou. These relics are exhibited in two sections facing each other on south and north
  • Wu Elegance

    In the collective memory of literati from Ming (1368-1644) and Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), Suzhou occupies as irreplaceable rank of history and culture because Suzhou is a fertile land on the south bank of Yangtze River with vast and gorgeous landscape as well as fine natural conditions and social customs, a humanism gathering place for vobal civilizations and regulations as well as numerous talents, and a prosperous metropolis full of
  • Wu Paintings and Calligraphy

    In Ming Dynasty, over 150 famous painters lived in Suzhou. They formed a well-known Wu School in history. in the mid-Ming Dynasty. Shen Zhou, Wen Zhengming, Tang Yin and Qiu Ying with their original painting style and excellent art achievement, earned the great reputation in the painting circle. They are called Four Masters of Wu School in the painting history.