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Humble Administrator's Garden

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No.178 Northeast Road, Pingjiang District, Suzhou 215001, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited today, despite the rain it’s simply beautiful with so much to see , stunning plant displays and full of history , a must see place if visiting this region

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank GavinBC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you only visit one classical garden in Suzhou, it has to be this! It is the most popular and best garden for a reason. There are free guided tours in Chinese. I am not sure if they have them in English. Do yourself a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank alvinyongck
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Largest Garden i think thats downtown and i went to, The best thing about it is the vast waterways and great area coverage with different elemnts and lanscaping. And the Adjourning Museum next to it just adds to the 'Coverage'. Dont miss the Bonsai Garden...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Shannon083
Reviewed 16 January 2019 via mobile

We have visited the garden but not liked so much because of crowded. I recommended management office to limit the number of the visitors as in the same time.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank muratatakd
Reviewed 15 January 2019

The humble administrator's garden is a beautiful garden, even considered to be one of the most beautiful in China. The garden has some interesting historical facts on display as well.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank burkongla
Reviewed 11 January 2019 via mobile

We went here on a cold and wet day. It was still very beautiful with the wet rocks and bare trees. The grounds are spectacular examples of the traditional Chinese gardens ... With twists and turns making you relax and contemplate the beauty of nature....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sasha M
Reviewed 10 January 2019

Due i'm visit during Dec is winter, so no have any flower to see. But is still nice for me, i prefer winter weather then i can slowly explore the garden. A lot of nice spot to taking photo. Only the entrance ticket slightly expensive....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SimoneOng
Reviewed 7 January 2019 via mobile

Very interesting layout of a garden in an inefficient old school style, large place to move about with many interesting structures to observe and to take photos of. But more often than not, there are many tourists and I would recommend visiting near sunset or...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ongtingyong
Reviewed 4 January 2019

This is not your average backyard garden. It is the product of a grand vision and careful planning over many years. Humble he may have been (it was never gonna be a "she" was it?) to those above him but this is a large and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank hyphen3121
Reviewed 2 January 2019 via mobile

Suzhou is an ancient center of wealth and culture due to its proximity to The Grand Canal, ample water and fertile soil, generating surplus incomes, often invested into highly sophisticated works of art like The Unsuccessful Politicians Garden, better known as The Humble Administrator’s Garden!

Date of experience: December 2018
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If your husband doesnt like the gardens much, and if you must visit one garden, I would definitely recommend the Couple's retreat garden. Basically we stumbled upon this "gem" when we went on hunt for a zoo for my kid. Once... More