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The Classical Gardens of Suzhou

No.12 Gongyuan Road, Canglang District, Suzhou 215006, China
+86 512 962015
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No.12 Gongyuan Road, Canglang District, Suzhou 215006, China
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"classical gardens"
in 16 reviews
"smaller ones"
in 3 reviews
"lion grove garden"
in 8 reviews
"blooming flowers"
in 2 reviews
"garden retreat"
in 2 reviews
"lingering garden"
in 13 reviews
"the unesco world heritage list"
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"chinese city"
in 3 reviews
"natural scenery"
in 2 reviews
"chinese garden"
in 9 reviews
"ancient times"
in 2 reviews
"well worth the trip"
in 2 reviews
"qing dynasties"
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"water features"
in 4 reviews
"amazing garden"
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"humble administrator"
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"taking pictures"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a very busy place, so seek out the little occupied spaces of the gardens: the well, the lovely bridges and plants.

Thank simivalley1699
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Spent a nice hour at the gardens, was nice to see the gardens and listen to the musicians and overall enjoy the great weather.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The gardens in Suzhou are all UNESCO awardees. I would stay a few days and do the major ones. However, don't expect a tranquil visit: they are overrun at pretty much all times of the day.

Thank ruth w
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Reviewed 6 days ago

once you have seen a Chinese garden you do not want to see another one. They are all the same pattern and shapes. Pagodas and water and very long walks for no reason.

Thank yorkshirekid
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Suzhou is famous for garden , this is also another garden. This has many environmental friendly content. Enjoyed , recommended to visit there and spend for 2-3 hours

Thank MikeJuliya
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed spending a couple of hours wandering through the garden. Lovely area. Mostly enjoyed the outdoors areas but some interesting building/room displays as well.

Thank xedcon
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved The gardens of Suzhou. We loved The City. Except The story’s about all The rituals And symbolism!

Thank JanFinsterwolde
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were told these gardens were the inspiration for many other gardens around China and we could see why. Very beautiful and I could see them being very relaxing for the original owner. It was definitely worth the visit to these ancient gardens

Thank Ron S
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

No peace and tranquility here--a student on every rock. It was a Sunday when we were there, so maybe different during the week. Worth a walk thru

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

Some great photo opportunities were had in this garden. It had the most amazing bonsai trees I have ever seen in one place - too many to count! It was raining on the day we visited so some of the paths were very slippery. You...More

Thank Yvonne H
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Tea L
23 May 2016|
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Response from Uli_in_Germany | Reviewed this property |
It is not really necessary to have a guide. But that depends on how easy you feel travelling. The train from Shanghai to Suzhou is direct and no problem. Print yourself a map of Suzhou and mark which gardens you want to see... More
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SamDMD
6 February 2016|
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Response from Bjørn H | Reviewed this property |
The Humble Administrator's Garden (simplified Chinese: 拙政园; traditional Chinese: 拙政園; pinyin: Zhuōzhèng Yuán) is a renowned Chinese garden in Suzhou. The garden is located at n°178 Dongbei Street (东北街178号). Lingering... More
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Response from Superdaves | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, we were the same. The guide was provided as part of a tour group. The challenge is getting a local one with enough English proficiency for you but each area has quite a few signs explaining what you are... More
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