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One of the most popular gardens in Suzhou, even in Winter there come a lot of people.
I recommend not going there on weekend as there will be really lots of people.
Visit itself recommended, especially in spring.
The Humble Administrator’s Garden is really beautiful. and definitely worth visiting. But I have a few reservations.
The audio guide in English sucks. Don’t get it. Half the landmarks had no audio (I was told as I returned it this is not the case with...More
Great place to visit if you find a free guide on Saturdays. Without one the magnificent place can grow dull fast. Visited twice already. Would go again! Nestled next to Pingjiang old town so couple your visit to both.
On November 2018, I went to Suzhou on a school trip with my teachers and classmates. It was cloudy when I arrived there. I was a bit disappointed then, but as soon as I stepped in the garden my disappointment disappeared immediately. The...More
If beautiful Chinese gardens are your thing then its a must, if not then its still worth a quick look. I actually prefer the Yu Gardens in Shanghai to this as they are really stunning. I didn't like the water in this garden, all the...More
If you only visit one classical garden in Suzhou, it has to be this! It is the most popular and best garden for a reason.
There are free guided tours in Chinese. I am not sure if they have them in English.
Do yourself a...More
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
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 you enter the couple's retreat garden complex, dont take right, this is where the normal tour bus takes. You can take left and you will see beautiful lake. Walk further and you will see some fishing area, boating area, the entire area seems so beautiful and Europeanish, reminded of one the lakes I visited in Germany. With almost nobody around, we had the garden to ourselves, pretty much. We just loved this place, luckily this hasn't been so touristy or might be we were lucky that day. If you walk on the other side you will reach the Ou Yuan garden, along a beautiful lake and then it goes to the touristic Couples retreat garden. And hey, this was FREE. I highly recommend this if you want to avoid too much people.
However, if you are ok having lots of people around you, you can visit the humble administrator garden, its quite beautiful, but too expensive and crowded.
Have a good trip to Suzhou!