Suzhou (苏州), China
D2ME 2020 will held in Suzhou, China during Sept. 25-27, 2020!
Historically, Suzhou (苏州, Sūzhōu) was synonymous with high culture and elegance, and generations of artists, scholars, writers and high society in China were drawn by its exquisite art forms and the delicate beauty of its gardens. Like all modern Chinese towns, Suzhou has unfortunately endured much destruction of its heritage and its replacement with largely arbitrary chunks of modern architecture.
Having said that, the city still retains enough pockets of charm to warrant two to three days’ exploration on foot. And the gardens, Suzhou’s main attraction, are a symphonic combination of rocks, water, trees and pavilions that reflects the Chinese appreciation of balance and harmony. Adding to the charm are some excellent museums, surviving canal scenes and pagodas.