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Retreat and Reflection Garden

Add:234 Xintian Street, Tongli Town, Suzhou

Tel:0512-6333 5558


The Retreat and Reflection Garden is located in Tongli, one of the ancient water villages on the outskirts of Suzhou. The garden is filled with elegant, but simple views. Located on Taihu Lake’s eastern shore, the Retreat and Reflection Garden incorporates lake views into its design.

Construction of the garden began in 1896, under Ren Lansheng after his dismissal from office. He took the garden’s name from a famous biography written during the Eastern Zhou Period (770-221 BC), which reads: “Be loyal to the emperor when caught up in officialdom; meditate on previous faults after escaping from authority positions.”

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