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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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No.12 Gongyuan Road, Canglang District, Suzhou 215006, China
+86 512 962015
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The gardens are beautiful Pro: The gardens has great areas to take picture. There is slot of rich history The gardens are affordable to visit A Mecca for photographers Con Very crowded Disregard for people trying to take pictures No guided tour offered

Thank Sabina T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although similar to many of the other gardens in the Shanghai region this is an excellent example Well maintained trees and plants, great footways and bridges and some stunning architecture Part of Venice of the East and beautifully laid out - well worth a few...More

1  Thank SurreyGirl27
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small, compact Chinese garden showing all the elements (rock, water and plants). The garden and buildings were centered around a pond. There were different rooms in the home showing how the family lived and entertained during that period of time. I found the tour educational,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small, but nice gardens. You can find quite moments. Take the bridge for long life. There are rooms with old furnitures

Thank eleka2016
Reviewed 13 July 2017

I would loved to have seen the "gardens" when in full bloom but it was interesting with all of the pathways, waterways, and bridges. (Don't go in November and I'm sure it is beautiful in Full Bloom!)

Thank saxy66
Reviewed 19 May 2017

we had a beautifull day at this Garden, the place were full of different copules of brides and grooms taking pictures for their wedding albums ! it was really nice to see many of them together , a thing that do not happen anywhere else...More

Thank Claudya P
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Perfect to spend nice afternoon lots of history and lots of things to see take taxi as no place to park watch your wallet

Thank M5189NKrobertn
Reviewed 24 April 2017

another of the many beautiful gardens of Suzhou, smaller in size and easy to meander. It is very peaceful, it was, thankfully, not crowded so left room to breath and to enjoy. The seniors of Suzhou enjoy free entry and can visit the tea houses...More

Thank frasedbv
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Very disappointed as there were so many people, you could not see the gardens well enough to appreciate. Lining up to walk through a door or gate is not my idea of fun....but that is me. We had a one day private tour which included...More

Thank Scottie799
Reviewed 12 March 2017

This a definite must to understand the beauty of Chinese gardens. The water, pagoda,river and city wall speak to the history of the city. You will understand the history and architecture of this rural Chinese city.

1  Thank Cheri M
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Tea L
22 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
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
Diane Dodd H
16 April 2015|
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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