The Master of the Nets garden, then called Ten Thousand Volume Hall, was first constructed in 1140 by Shi Zhengzhi the Deputy Civil Service Minster of the Southern Song Dynasty government. When you enter this compound, you are suddenly transformed into an era gone by; it’s truly lost in a time warp. The Master of the Nets Garden in Suzhou is among the finest gardens in China. I had no idea that in China they have Garden snobs, like we have wine snobs in the US. The Master of the Nets is particularly regarded among garden connoisseurs for its mastering the techniques of relative dimension, contrast, foil, sequence and depth, and borrowed scenery, really…I say it’s God’s finest work, nature at its best!
Men may have constructed it, but man doesn’t own nature, we work with what the creator has supplied us. It doesn’t matter how this garden is refereed to, it’s truly a work of art, a photographic dream, a magical experience, a must see on your travel to do list.
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