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Suzhou in Jiangsu Province is famous for its elegant classical gardens. Among the hundreds gardens in Suzhou, the Humble Administrator's Garden, covering about 52,000 sq. meters (12.85 acres), is the largest and most renowned. It was originally built as a private garden of a former government servant in 1509 during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Unlike the Grand View Garden and other famous gardens in Beijing, it is representative of the Ming Dynasty building style.