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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
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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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Beautiful Garden

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the biggest garden in Suzhou ! Recommend to engage a tour guide to explain on the history, architecture and you will amaze with all the various details in the past!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This garden is truly amazing. Show your student card if you have one as you'll get a 50% discount on admission (bear in mind, the discount only applies to undergraduates 😉). The park has a capacity of around 9000 but there were only 300 or so people when we went so we had ample opportunities to take photos without being... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very large ancient garden in old Suzhou. It really deserves the UNESCO Heritage designation. The bonsai alone is worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did this as part of our Suzhou day tour through Shanghai Highlights. This place was pretty crowded when we went and a lot of the walkways were pretty packed. Besides that, the gardens were stunning. The gardens are situated around lots of Ming-era temples/buildings. Really picturesque. The bonsai section was also really cool! There must have been hundreds of... More 

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Reigate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had never heard of Suzhou until our tour operator put it on our itinerary and we would not have missed this city of canals and gardens for the world. Top of the garden list is this one - started in the 16th Century by a retired local official. It is absolutely beautiful, stunning in design but full of subtleties... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the many beautiful gardens in Suzhou. This one of of the bigger ones and definitely my favorite of them.

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