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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you haven't been to any traditional Chinese garden then this would be a good experience for you. Entrance fee is minimal. You can also get a guide or take a self guided tour.

Thank PushExplore
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The gardens are lovely buy the crowns just make the place unbearable. They open at 7am and we got there at 8am and it was already packed. By 8.30 we were looking for the exit. The problem is the gardens are a good size but...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing place that transfers the visitor from the modern world to the old China and shows the beauty of those days.

Thank Lela K
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Reviewed 5 July 2018

I've lived in Suzhou for years but somehow forgot to visit this Garden. A lot of the gardens have a very similar design and can seam repetitive. My daughter enjoys most of them no matter what. I would say that you should try to visit...More

1  Thank Joshua E
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

We came to this place at the best time of the day. Right when the sun was just getting ready to set. Beautiful and very well kept gardens of plants we have never seen before

Thank bradr879
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Reviewed 8 June 2018

Well, visit one or two gardens only - no need to visit all .. Otherwise well maintained and nice to see..

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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

Beautiful gardens. Lots of tourists, but for good reason. The bridges offer ample opportunity to take gorgeous pictures of the environment and detailing on the buildings.

Thank TeafankneePillow
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Reviewed 18 May 2018

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 18 May 2018

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

Thank jmanthetravelman
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Reviewed 17 May 2018 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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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
7 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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Diane Dodd H
17 April 2015|
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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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