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Humble Administrator's Garden

No.178 Northeast Road, Pingjiang District, Suzhou 215001, China
+86 512 6751 0286
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No.178 Northeast Road, Pingjiang District, Suzhou 215001, China
+86 512 6751 0286
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We tried to put the crowd out of mind and almost succeeded in melding with the rock gardens and reflecting pool, finding a sort of serenity. One of the world's great gardens.

Thank Alfred79
Reviewed 1 week ago

As part of our tour, we visited the garden. It is very beautiful with lovely greenery and buildings. The atmosphere was one of calm and relaxation. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank Kathy H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the largest and finest gardens in Suzhou. A great example of chinese garden design. The garden is very busy with lots of visitors and the paths are rather narrow so be prepared to be pushed around and be very patient. Some areas had...More

Thank Karel V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great to see some old China very interesting had a guide that spoke English and was fascinating to see some the ancient history of this city

Thank 186233Graham153
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a garden with lawns, roses etc but something that has lots of buildings, water and plants. They were all used in the past and give a great understanding of how life was like all those years ago. Get a good guide who will be...More

Thank st c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you visit this expecting stunning gardens with a vast collection of interesting plants and western style manicured lawns and topiary then you will be hugely disappointed. This is an excellent example of how Chinese "gardens" are laid out. A series of buildings with a...More

Thank JonNewcastle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful and peaceful garden and surrounds. The buildings are in excellent condition and portray life as it was many years ago. It is well worth the visit and get a guide to learn the history of the wonderful place.

Thank Barnsey44
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a very large garden that had a special bonsai section. Many of the internal rooms were intact and gave a very good picture of what it would have been like to live there.

Thank susannauseda
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good moment this garden is famous in China so it’s a priority to visit. And it’s very close from Suzhou museum. Superbe jardin, un des plus beaux de Chine . À deux pas du musée de Suzhou.

Thank Frank D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Others have said ,if in Suzhou you must visit this garden. I'd put it stronger: you must visit Suzhou in order to see this garden. It has a beauty all its own, and the contrast between the Japanese and Chinese approach to gardens is evident...More

Thank NJ-Eric
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6 November 2017|
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Response from Henrik S | Reviewed this property |
I will say approximately 2 hours. Enjoy and pay special attention to the many beautiful Bonsai trees:)
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Laura H
29 October 2016|
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Response from Achuth | Reviewed this property |
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
Laura H
29 October 2016|
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Response from Bowyergirl52 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Laura, there are many gardens to see, i liked this garden because you could also see the hose & how they lived & there wer lovely bonsaii's but even the public gardens were beautiful