International Towing Tank Conference

28th ITTC in Wuxi, China, September 17 – 23, 2017

Tours

Sept. 20, 2017, Wednesday (Day 3)

08:30 Departure from InterContinental Hotel
09:30-11:45 The Humble Administrator's Garden & Suzhou Museum
The Humble Administrator's Garden

Located in Suzhou, the Humble Administrator's Garden, covering about 52,000 sq. meters (12.85 acres), is considered as one of China's four most famous gardens. The garden consists of Eastern, Central and Western sections as well as some residences of the former owners. The resident houses are typical of the style of Suzhou Local Residences. The site of the residences has been rebuilt as the Garden Museum now.

The Humble Administrator's Garden was originally built in 1509 during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). It was initially a private garden of a former government servant named Wang Xianchen. The garden was created upon the old relics of a resident and a temple. Water feature is the main background and its natural landscape includes small forests, hills and rock formations. It also has man-made pavilions, halls and parlors.

Suzhou Museum

Founded in 1960 and originally located in the national historic landmark, Zhong Wang Fu palace complex, Suzhou Museum has been a highly-regarded regional museum with a number of significant Chinese cultural relics. A new museum designed by world famous architect I.M.Pei was completed in October 2006, covering over10,700 square meter and located at the cross of Dongbei Street and Qimen Road. The design of this new museum visually complements the traditional architecture of Zhong Wang Fu. The new museum houses over 30000 cultural relics --- most notably for excavated artifacts, Ming and Qing Dynasty paintings and calligraphy, and ancient arts and crafts.



13:00-14:00 Lunch
15:00-16:30 Silk Factory

Founded in 1926, a century-old factory cultural heritage,is one of the masterpieces of Suzhou’s 2500 years culture. It has the display of traditional silk production, history of factory and silk culture. Every guest could feel and taste the unique cultural characteristics from this experience.

16:30-18:00 Back to InterContinental
18:45-19:30 Buffet at Kempinski Hotel (Close to InterContinental Hotel)