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The Classical Gardens of Suzhou

No.12 Gongyuan Road, Canglang District, Suzhou 215006, China
+86 512 962015
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Suzhou Day Tour: Lion Grove Garden and Pingjiang Road with Canal Boat Ride
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No.12 Gongyuan Road, Canglang District, Suzhou 215006, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, visit one or two gardens only - no need to visit all .. Otherwise well maintained and nice to see..

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful gardens. Lots of tourists, but for good reason. The bridges offer ample opportunity to take gorgeous pictures of the environment and detailing on the buildings.

Thank TeafankneePillow
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very busy place, so seek out the little occupied spaces of the gardens: the well, the lovely bridges and plants.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a nice hour at the gardens, was nice to see the gardens and listen to the musicians and overall enjoy the great weather.

Thank jmanthetravelman
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The gardens in Suzhou are all UNESCO awardees. I would stay a few days and do the major ones. However, don't expect a tranquil visit: they are overrun at pretty much all times of the day.

Thank ruth w
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

once you have seen a Chinese garden you do not want to see another one. They are all the same pattern and shapes. Pagodas and water and very long walks for no reason.

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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Suzhou is famous for garden , this is also another garden. This has many environmental friendly content. Enjoyed , recommended to visit there and spend for 2-3 hours

Thank MikeJuliya
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

Enjoyed spending a couple of hours wandering through the garden. Lovely area. Mostly enjoyed the outdoors areas but some interesting building/room displays as well.

Thank xedcon
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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

We loved The gardens of Suzhou. We loved The City. Except The story’s about all The rituals And symbolism!

Thank JanFinsterwolde
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

We were told these gardens were the inspiration for many other gardens around China and we could see why. Very beautiful and I could see them being very relaxing for the original owner. It was definitely worth the visit to these ancient gardens

Thank Ron S
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Tea L
23 May 2016|
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Response from Uli_in_Germany | Reviewed this property |
It is not really necessary to have a guide. But that depends on how easy you feel travelling. The train from Shanghai to Suzhou is direct and no problem. Print yourself a map of Suzhou and mark which gardens you want to see... More
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SamDMD
6 February 2016|
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Response from Bjørn H | Reviewed this property |
The Humble Administrator's Garden (simplified Chinese: 拙政园; traditional Chinese: 拙政園; pinyin: Zhuōzhèng Yuán) is a renowned Chinese garden in Suzhou. The garden is located at n°178 Dongbei Street (东北街178号). Lingering... More
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Response from Superdaves | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, we were the same. The guide was provided as part of a tour group. The challenge is getting a local one with enough English proficiency for you but each area has quite a few signs explaining what you are... More
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