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The Classical Gardens of Suzhou

No.12 Gongyuan Road, Canglang District, Suzhou 215006, China
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Hangzhou, China
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The garden is beautiful, but so is every other similar garden around this part of China. Since we came from Hangzhou, we were a bit disappointed to see ... the same thing for a lot more cost (nearly all the garden in Hangzhou are free to access). Anyway for any first traveler this would be a one of the most... More

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Anhui, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The style of gardens are good ,what's more! The architecture is very wonderful,I have a strong preference for classical architecture,but the there are many travers,it's very crowded.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I know it should be a peaceful and nice garden, but why so many people visiting....but I guess everybody thinks that way, and thats why its so famous and attract so many visitors every season!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Be prepared to walk between the gardens, if you can, or take a cycle rickshaw (they will scam you so bargain really hard) as this whole city is an amazing series of wide tree lines streets with shops and restaurants, narrowing to tiny wee lanes with laundry drying and fishermen with pole in murky canal water. Charming. Go. Try to... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The tour is very well laid out. Nothing overly special but it's good to see and get explanations as to why this Garden is the way it is. It's worth the visit.

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norwiich
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We visited the Lingering Garden and the Humble Administrator's Garden,both of which are well known in this area. We visited recently (September) and it was very hot. The Lingering Garden was really not very impressive, although it is a pleasant, calm space away from all the traffic. Not from the people, though; plenty of them. Of the two I thought... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The gardens are nice and very classic , but since it's autumn, there was no flowers to enjoy. But the garden pavilions are nice. You can enjoy more if you are into garden landscaping. It helps to have a guide to bring you around as well. The ticket fee is quite expensive RMB90 (does not include the personal guide) -... More

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Port Huron, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

One of the most beautiful places I've seen in China. Deep history. Bring a friend or hire someone to explain. I could spend all day here... It's a great contrast to the busy hustle and craziness that China usually brings.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The gardens of Suzhou are famous and very nice. But if you are going in winter time of after spring I wouldn't suggest it. Also try to find a guide because otherwise it al looks similar and unmeaning full. Expect hight entrance fees.

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Brescia, Italy
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

on February 2014 the spring was already blooming... amazing colours! we suggest to take a guide who can deeply explain the meaning of the buildings and landscape design

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