上有天堂,下有蘇杭

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up; on; on top; upon; first; previous or last; upper; higher; above; previous; to climb; to go into; to go up
 
to have; there is; there are; to exist; to be
heaven; paradise
 
under; second; next; lower; below; underneath; down(wards); to decline; to go down; latter
 
to have; there is; there are; to exist; to be
Suhang
trad. (上有天堂,下有蘇杭) 天堂 蘇杭
simp. (上有天堂,下有苏杭) 天堂 苏杭

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上有天堂,下有蘇杭

  1. There is heaven above and there is Suzhou and Hangzhou below. This phrase praises the virtues of these two cities in respectively Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces.