Master of the Nets Garden
Introduction to Master of the Nets Garden (网师园)
The Master of Nets Garden, or Wang Shi Yuan, was first constructed during the Song Dynasty (960-1279) but was later abandoned. It was "rediscovered" in the 18th century by a retired official who restored the gardens. Like many Confucian scholar-officials, he preferred the peace of nature to the wrangling of Court life. He is said to have remarked that he would rather be a fisherman than a bureaucrat. This is the origin of the garden's name. The garden remains of Suzhou's most well known gardens and attractions.
No.11 Kuojiatou Alley, Daichengqiao Road, Canglang District, Suzhou
Ribbon Washing Pavilion, Pavilion for the Advent of the Moon and Wind
Admission Fee: 40 Yuan
1. Take buses 55, 202, 529, 811 or 931 getting off at Master of the Nets Garden Station.
1. Try to avoid visiting during the summer holidays and Golden Week in October. There are many tour groups and local tourists during national holidays.
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