Canglang Pavilion is located south of Suzhou city the oldest garden in Suzhou. The garden was once a personal garden of a prince of the Five dynasties (907-960). During the Northern Song dynasty, the scholar Su Zimei constructed a pavilion in this garden and named it Canglang Pavilion. The garden has been renovated for many times. The most of the present garden buildings, simple and plain,weere built the Qing dynasty. It covers an area of about 10,650 sqm, the garden is typical of a range of man-made mountains inside the garden and waterscapes outside. Canglang Pavilion, in the shape of a square,lies at the top of the mountain. Beside its mountains and water, the garden is also noted for its featuring latticed windows. There're about 108 kinds of latticed windows with spectacular designs with high artistic value.
Canglang Pavilion looks like a square and lies at the top of the mountain. A double-corridor constructed by the canal lies to the north of the garden, incorporating the waterscapes outside with the garden and "mountain scenery" inside. Enlightened Way Hall (Mingdao Hall), situated to the south of the mountains, is the main building of the garden. It was believed to have been a place for lectures during the Ming dynasty. Surrounded by green trees, it looks simple but elegant.
In addition to its mountains and water, the garden is also noted for its featuring latticed windows. There are about 108 kinds of latticed windows with amzing designs, having extremely high artistic value. They are uniquely made and elaborately made, and boasts a high reputation among all the gardens in Suzhou.
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