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Ouyuan Garden

No.7 Xiaoxing Alley, Cang Street, Pingjiang District, Suzhou 215001, China
+86 512 6727 1767
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East and west - yin and yang

Everything here go in pairs like mandarin ducks - couples - like yin and yang! Lot of symbolism in... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2017
RaijaAflatuni
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Suzhou, China
Nice garden

This is a smaller garden in Suzhou and it is not as crowded. It has all the elements of a wealthy... read more

Reviewed 30 January 2017
Betty C
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No.7 Xiaoxing Alley, Cang Street, Pingjiang District, Suzhou 215001, China
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

Everything here go in pairs like mandarin ducks - couples - like yin and yang! Lot of symbolism in this lovely little garden - perhaps not so known, but really a nice one. Worth studying the informations! and take the boat to Pingjiang lu -...More

Thank RaijaAflatuni
Reviewed 30 January 2017

This is a smaller garden in Suzhou and it is not as crowded. It has all the elements of a wealthy person's home. There are 2 main garden areas with rocks and water. Some smaller gardens and paths connecting the house. At the end there...More

Thank Betty C
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

The garden was supposed to be for the wives of the wealthy man in Suzhou, China. It is very artistic and calming...its good to bring kids to this place. And spend some time in the garden. At the end of the trip from the garden,...More

Thank DanielMuljanto
Reviewed 24 May 2016

The Couple's Retreat or Ouyuan Garden consists of a large residential complex , with smaller houses built in the middle of the layout, with two gardens to the east and the west, respectively. On three sides it is surrounded by a canals on three sides...More

1  Thank xlcapris
Reviewed 15 May 2016

Having visited the Humble Administrator's and Lion Forest Gardens earlier in the day, I was somewhat Garden fatigued by the time I made it to the Ouyuan in the evening. The smaller scale of the garden and the smaller crowds revived me, and I spent...More

2  Thank Manu J
Reviewed 21 January 2016

The "Couples Garden" is wonderful. It is the scale of a large home with grounds and feels like you could imagine living there. It's the sort of place that you look for the small details (be sure to look up as well as around!) rather...More

2  Thank sbabones
Reviewed 28 November 2015

This garden is hard to find, down an alley off Xi Bei Street. I suggest you bring the tourist map supplied by the Information Centre opposite the Suzhou Museum, and show it to locals as you go. They are happy to direct you, even when...More

1  Thank BostonGCC
Reviewed 18 November 2015

Much smaller and less crowded than the Humble Administrator's Garden. Like other reviews said, get here early to avoid the tour groups. The garden is much nicer when it is quiet and peaceful; the yelling tour groups disrupt the tranquility (and also make it very...More

1  Thank Daniel C
Reviewed 17 November 2015

This Garden in Suzhou is nice and properly maintained. It’s not one of the biggest but you can a have a feeling of the old Chinese way of life. I’ve enjoyed this attraction and it allows to go the canals and the old city of...More

1  Thank Filipe T
Reviewed 9 June 2015

Ouyuan Garden (The Couple's Retreat Garden) was added to UNESCO's World Heritage Sites in 2000. It took a little more than an hour from Shanghai to Ouyuen. This is a typical wealthy or government official house. The house has 2 gardens, south side and east....More

2  Thank faithandhope2live
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