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Tuisi Garden

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Address: Tongli Town, Wujiang District, Suzhou 215200, China
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07:30 - 17:30
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Private Day Trip to Tongli Water Town and Tuisi Garden from Shanghai
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intimate and tranquil

one of the very first tourists to get in as soon as the door was opened so I pretty much had the entire Tui Si Garden for myself! very elegant and intimate, one could easily... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2016
Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

one of the very first tourists to get in as soon as the door was opened so I pretty much had the entire Tui Si Garden for myself! very elegant and intimate, one could easily spend a good few hours here. as one of the previous reviewers has commented, it is best to visit with a private guide who can... More 

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Bondi, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016

This is a smaller formal garden near Tongli old town. It is beautifully presented and, subject to visitor numbers, a pleasant retreat to compare and contrast modern times with old China.

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Viera, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2016

Great for a stop while in Old town of Tongli. Not as impressive as the famous gardens in Suzhou, which I definitely recommend visiting, but still very pretty and well maintained.

Thank Sebastian C
Carlsbad, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2015

This is a beautiful garden. However, it is also a fascinating testimony to a world in which women had to use back corridors, had no view of the beautiful landscape, and were generally not welcome in the main halls. I had the opportunity to tour this garden with a private guide, and would have missed many of the nuances without... More 

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Doetinchem, Gelderland, Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2015

A beautiful park laid out by one of the ministers of the last dynasty. He spend years on craeting this park, witj various buildings for relatives, concubines, guests and so on. When finished the originator died shortly after. Nice place to view, take pictures and sniff a bit of what old china used to be like

Thank Han V
Ho Chi Minh City, null, Vietnam
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Reviewed 3 July 2015

Very nice garden, I really love the lake and the ponts. It is actually not really different from other ancient gardens I have visited in Suzhou, Hangzhou and Shanghai, but it was beautiful in its way, and very calm. There are many great corners for taking photo and relaxing. I will come back if I have chance to visit China... More 

Thank Tien L
South Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2015

We saw several beautiful Chinese gardens while visiting there. Like the others, this one is also quite lovely and peaceful, even with the crowds of people. I had always assumed that there would be lots of flowers in the gardens; but not so. They are more designed to be tranquil peaceful places year round with the trees and rocks adorning... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 20 February 2015

Pretty walk through yet another Chinese garden. Lots to reflect on. Quiet and full of history. Was a nice escape from the louder section of Tongli.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2014

Tuisi Garden (700 m2) in water town Tongli is a classical private Garden of late Qing Dynasty. The host of Garden dan been an officer in Anhui Province and came back build Garden in 1885-1887. Design in Garden was invited by local painter Yuang Long. Half area of the elegant Garden are covered with water. Nice building are close to... More 

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United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Tuisi gardens (retreat and reflections ) is small but beautiful private garden in Tongli built by an army officer.The garden is uniquely laid with pavilions and brigdes,rockeries ,corridors and halls.It gives the feeling as if its floating in the water!

Thank ThomasUnitedKingdom

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