Yipu Garden (Garden of Cultivation) Located in the ancient Suzhou city, Yipu Garden is a small scale garden with artistic characteristics of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). The garden highlights its simple, unsophisticated and elegant style.
Of all the historical buildings along Pingjiang St, the Yi Zhuang ancestral temple accounts for a relatively large part, which is a good reflection of the high place that charitable communities and ancestral halls held in earlier times.
The ruins of an ordnance factory dating back to the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom period (Taiping tianguo 1851-1864) can be found at No 12 Madalu Alley, off Zhongjie Rd. They were added to the list of Suzhou cultural relics in 1982.