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Suzhou is near Shanghai, only 84 km away Shanghai, also Suzhou is very close to Wuxi. Famous for its gardens, canals, lakes and alleys, the walled city of Suzhou has its history dated back to 5th century BC. During the Spring and Autumn Period (722 - 481 BC), Suzhou was the capital of the state of Wu. It became a major port city along the Grand Canal around 220 AD.
In 514 BC, by the command of King He Lu of Wu, his senior minister Wu Zixu built the great city of Helu and its wall measured 23,5 km in the circumference with 8 pairs of land-and-water gates. The city began to take the name of Suzhou and Gu Su city during the Sui Dynasty. Numerous changes have taken place in Suzhou through its vast history. Yet, in spite of repeated devastation, the city is still seated exactly on the original site as it was 2500 years ago that is indeed an instance rarely found in the world.
By the 14th century Suzhou had established itself as the leading silk producer in the nation. Suzhou has long been know as the ‘home of silk’ and a land of fish and rice reflected in the saying ‘Good harvest in Suzhou and Huzhou suffices to feed all under heaven’. Well developed in agriculture with abundant produce and stable and high yields, it has always been regarded through the ages as ‘granary’ in China, on account of its facilities of communication and flourishing commerce. Suzhou is also a rich and popular place in the southern Yangtze Delta. In the recent years, the quickened pace of reform and opening up in China has resulted in future development of its economy and made Suzhou an important industrial city in China.
There used to be many outstanding people in Suzhou, including writers, poets, calligraphers, painters, craftspeople and national heroes, who played very important roles in the development of Chinese culture.
The city of Suzhou, originally constructed by HE LU, rule of the State of Wu, celebrates the 2500th anniversary of its foundation. This ancient city witnessed in its long history innumerable epoch making events and countless eminent of the personages. These have become a rich cultural heritage of the Chinese people.
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