Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Couple's Garden Retreat Ouyuan耦园

 After the Golden Rooster Lake we went to the Couple's Retreat Garden or Ouyuan

Ouyuan 耦园

  1. Couple's Retreat Garden located in Suzhou city, Jiangsu province, China is a famous classical Chinese garden. It is recognized with other classical Suzhou gardens as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Wikipedia
  2. AddressChina, Jiangsu, Suzhou, 平江区小新桥巷6号
 The Couple's Retreat Garden is one of the Suzhou classic gardens, featuring a series of pavilions, halls, towers, mountain and water scenery.
 The classical gardens of Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China date back to the 6th century BC. The origins of the Couple's Garden Retreat date back to the Qing dynasty,
 but these visitors date back to only the fifties and sixties!!!
 Wow!! lucky James Bond with three lovely ladies!!!

 Welcome to couple's retreat garden.....masterpieces of landscaped garden copied everywhere..we seem to say..
 Classical Chinese garden design, which seeks to recreate natural landscapes in miniature, is nowhere better illustrated than in the nine gardens in the historic city of Suzhou. They are generally acknowledged to be masterpieces of the genre. Dating from the 11th-19th century, the gardens reflect the profound metaphysical importance of natural beauty in Chinese culture in their meticulous design 

 I love this picture because we all look so happy and colourfully dressed, with weeping willows that complete the picture
 see how the flowing leaves of the weeping willow seem fraem our picture making it unique?

 Dancing Aunties look glowing in Suzhou..must be the cold bracing weather!!
 our tour guide for Suzhou
under the ginghow tree


 YY and her mum are surrounded by the most picturesque man made scenery you can imagine

 A beautiful picture of all the ladies in our group, taken by the only man in our party!!!

 YY and her mum!
YY is an accountant and is more widely travelled than me!!
The ultimate retreat for the loving couple!!!
(she burst out laughing after this shot!)

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