As with many gardens in China, this is very well done. We enjoyed it, although it wasn't my favorite garden in China (that would probably be the Yuyuan Garden in Shanghai).
When you tire of the larger Suzhou gardens and their crowds, come here. A magnificent not so little garden a pleasant walk of 10-15 minutes from a major Suzhou tourist thoroughfare. I hope there are only a few other tourists as there were when I visited. Consider a short boat ride on a canal. If you like this small gem,... More
Ouyuan Garden may not on hot visiting list of Suzhou. Tourists tend to go to those grand and big and luxurious gardens. But Ouyuan deserves your time even though its fame is not as sound as others. It is located at the end of a very narrow branch lane of Pingjiang Road, here is its small gate, or backdoor. However... More
Ouyuan Garden is called "The Couple's Garden" in English. I can remember visiting there in 1990 and turning corners to discover sweethearts hand in hand in the many nooks and crannies in the garden. Now it is on the UNESCO Heritage list, and although the couples don't come anymore, the garden is a real pearl. What is special about this... More
the peaceful aspect of this garden, which holds numerous courtyards replete with the varied aspects of green, rock, and water in different assemblages, is well worth the walk up Cang Jie from Xiangmen metro stop...
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