Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Chinese & Japanese Gardens - resources

The Classical Gardens of Suzhou have UNESCO World Heritage status; and here is to be found more on the individual gardens - scroll down past the bit in Hungarian if, like me, you are no linguist!


In Japan, the four Pure Land gardens of Hiraizumi are also on the UNESCO list as are the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto - but there is more on the gardens per se here - scroll to the bottom of the page and click the individual properties.  

Better still is  the Bowdoin College web site.  In addition to the historical information, what I really like about this site is the neat way that the photographs are integrated with the garden plans.


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