The Suzhou Gardens refer to the landscape and garden architecture in private gardens within Suzhou. The gardens have a history over 2,500 years. Currently, 60 gardens have been preserved and 19 are open to the public. In 1997, as the representative of these Chinese gardens, the Suzhou gardens appeared on the World Heritage List, and hailed as “an area where Heaven and Earth meet”. It is the best and pride of Chinese garden culture. Famous Suzhou gardens include the Surging Wave Pavilion, Lion Grove, Humble Administrator's Garden, Lingering Garden, Master-of-Nets Garden and Garden of Harmony.