Surging Waves Pavilion Window
Chinese Window at the Great Wave Pavilion, or Surging Waves Garden which was built by the Song Dynasty poet Su Shunqing. Surging Waves is the oldest of the UNESCO listed gardens in Suzhou and has kept its original layout. The name was taken from a verse in the poem "Fishermen" by Qu Yuan in his book Songs of the South: "If the Canglang River is dirty I wash my muddy feet - If the Canglang River is clean I wash my ribbon". In 1955 the garden was opened to the public and in 2000 it was listed by UNESCO as world cultural heritage.