Grand Canal at Suzhou
the canal was hand dug and extends from Beijing
through narrow waterways
under elegant bridges
Grand canal has many tour boats
fishing from the bank
near the modern city
Wumen bridge is one of the famous "Three Scenes at Panmen Gate", along with the Pagoda of Auspicious light and Panmen Gate. Its construction dates back to the Northern Song Dynasty but was rebuilt in the reign of Emperor Tongzhi of the Qing Dynasty. Likened to a rainbow, it spans the Grand Canal in a single arch.
the Buddhist Monastery of
Universal Relief, built by Sun Quan, King of Wu in the
Three Kingdoms era. Destroyed by fire several times, it was rebuilt in the Northern Song Dynasty. During the Song, Ming, and Qing dynasties its superstructure was rebuilt numerous times.
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