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The Classical Gardens of Suzhou

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The gardens were charming. It was winter and there was still color and charm. It is a very peaceful place to visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Gail3207
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

These gardens are located right besides lions garden and takes about 2 to 3 hrs to cover the whole place. Garden must be surely much more beautiful if visited during spring or fall, Winter though didnt have much color to it. Must visit if your...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love gardens, China has some of the most beautiful you will ever see. This is definitely one of those you must see if you visit China.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Suzhou is an ancient city that houses some os the world’s most beautiful gardens, and indeed several of China’s most outstanding landscape creations! The Lingering Garden and the Humble Administrator’s Garden could only have emerged from a civilisation of profound cultural achievements with an exceedingly...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank christopherbN1462EV
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really like Chinese classical gardens. They're like obscure artsy movies, calculated chaos, you need to prepare yourself to enjoy them. Calm your mind and you can enjoy the seemingly random details and appreciate the aesthetics. Go on weekdays, because they're full of people on...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mauruzou
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We certainly enjoyed our tour of the gardens and our tour guide gave a good presentation of the garden and adjacent home. From the perspective of plant materials this wasn't stunning f=but the traditional design was certainly interesting.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AngusC609
Reviewed 5 December 2018 via mobile

I absolutely loved this place, and found it to be one of the highlights on my trip. It is so peaceful and tranquil here. The views are picturesque and calming. I wish I had more time to just sip tea and relax longer.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BrittneyLikeSpears
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

We visited Suzhou at the end of November. Lots of local tourism, hardly any westerners which made it all the more an authentic experience. We enjoyed the city very much. We visited only 2 gardens - The Humble Administrator’s Garden and the Lingering Garden (which...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TaliL
Reviewed 16 November 2018

We visited the Humble Administrators Garden as part ofour Wendy Wu tour. We are very glad we had the opportunity to see this classic garden. One can only imagine what it would be like to wander the gardens without the huge crowds of tourists. But...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Chris H
Reviewed 12 November 2018

A day trip from Shanghai (via high speed rail from Shanghai Hongqiao Station, 1 hour) will let you see some of the old China. Largest and most crowded is the Humble Adminstrator's Garden; more tranquil and smaller is the Master of the Fish Nets Garden....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Tea L
23 May 2016|
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Response from Amelia_Lynn | Reviewed this property |
I would use a guide. We found it very difficulty to navigate when away from our tour guide. Very few speak English and even though we had a translator app and had the address and small map on paper, we couldn't get any help.
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SamDMD
7 February 2016|
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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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dianedoddh
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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