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Humble Administrator's Garden

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Address: No.178 Northeast Road, Pingjiang District, Suzhou 215001, China
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+86 512 6751 0286
07:30 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 17:30
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USD 86.99*
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Private Day Tour of Suzhou Garden and Zhouzhuang Water Town
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Private Suzhou Day Tour of Tiger Hill and Gardens
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Private Tour: Suzhou Gardens, Pingjiang Road and Canal Boating From Shanghai

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Great garden, but avoid the crowds

If I had the chance again, I would make sure I arrived at opening time, first thing in the morning... I think it opens at 7.30 It would be worth getting up early for. I visited... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Justin K
Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If I had the chance again, I would make sure I arrived at opening time, first thing in the morning... I think it opens at 7.30 It would be worth getting up early for. I visited just after lunch on a Sunday and it was busier than a Main Street in Shanghai. All charm disappeared, and I lost all interest... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A shame the authority didn't put effort in maintenance. The toilet has no water faucet but just holes in the basin. Always travel with wet tissues to clean your hands after visiting toilets.

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Bergeyk, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The real China you imagine you see here. Really nice, like you walk more then 100 years back in time.

Thank Yvette v
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Almost reminds you of the traditional gardens the Japanese keep. The buildings and layout are nice to take in as a whole package.

Thank Greg S
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is better to go here when it not too crowded; avoid during public holidays. It is very expenise though so to get your money's worth, you should take your time to have a proper look around.

Thank Stephen M
Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on the first day of Chinese New year and the place was full of people. Taxi from Hyatt Regency costs us about 40rmb and took about 30 mins. Moving around and taking photos with the compound were challenging with so many people that day. Entrance fee was waived for that day. Routes around the compound are well signed... More 

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Definitely the best-known classical garden in Suzhou. Visit early in the day so you don't have to deal with huge crowds. I visited in early winter and can totally imagine how beautiful this garden will be in spring and summer. It's pretty expansive and complex - will take you days if you really want to figure it out. The audio... More 

Thank CaptainZura
Beijing, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

The many buildings and the design of the various areas in the garden are the confirmation of how China was sophisticated.

Thank RomerRoma
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

The largest and most beautiful of the city Gardens. It was built in the XVI century, a former judge, Wang San Chen. Over time, its appearance is almost completely changed, because each new owner changed it for yourself. Even in cold winter weather, it is very pleasant to walk on this garden.

Thank Vladimir M
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Well maintained garden. Did not realize that it was a UNESCO world heritage site. intricately carved rooms connected by a maze of canals, bridges and trees. I think the garden covers over 50,000 square meters and it is a lot of walk. I would not recommend going here with small children. Even teenagers may get bored. I wanted to hire... More 

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