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The Classical Gardens of Suzhou

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Address: No.12 Gongyuan Road, Canglang District, Suzhou 215006, China
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Beautiful in the early Spring

The blossom was out and the ever changing vistas were gorgeous as we meandered through the traditional buildings and over bridges, delighting in the detail. Beautiful!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

The blossom was out and the ever changing vistas were gorgeous as we meandered through the traditional buildings and over bridges, delighting in the detail. Beautiful!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Suzhou, along with Hangzhou, is possibly the pinnacle of Jiangsu culture, and those gardens are exceptional examples of traditional architecture and the harmony between water and landscaping in China. There are 9 gardens listed on the UNESCO heritage site, but most of them are similar, so pick two or three that you're especially interested in and take it from there.... More 

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Mount Maria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I loved the canal's with home's situated right on the canal's giving and insight to local people's lives..it is fantastic architecture, even a gondola,,

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The Classical Gardens of Suzhou expressed a part of China we had not yet seen. The landscape was very unique and interesting. At another turn in the garden there was a different feel. The first flowers of spring were blooming, and it was a delightful walk/climb.

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Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I had a local personal guide William.( 0086-13584849937) very pleasant guy and not expensive . The weather was graybut did not bother to visit the city. Very beautiful gardens and landscaped. Flowering varies depending on my Laonot.bbicor was burp of the lotus, only some of the trees. Tea House in the garden Humble Administrator's Garden is very nice and they... More 

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Suzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Atmosphere and food. Services were top notch as me and my guest felt like we were the only ones there.

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Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Visited these garden as part of a tour group from overseas and may say that the inside of the gardens (which is really just the property previously owned by a government administrator a few dynasties ago) is immaculate. The beauty of the buildings and the design characteristics and details makes this site worthy of the UNESCO heritage designation. The gardens... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I've travelled around China quite a bit over the years but never have I seen something that impressed me as much as the Suzhou gardens. Sorry, not sure of the names of the various gardens we went to as was taken around by my wife's cousin and was out of the linguistic loop. I have to admit to being relatively... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I like the scenery. Zhuozhengyuan is classical. Liuyuan is a little small. Shizilin, children like it. these are all crowded at weekends. You can visit in week days. Or choose non-famous Ouyuan, Wangshiyuan, Canglangting, Huqiu which are relaively not so crowded, quiet and beautiful. I do not like too much walking.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

First, he wasn't that humble and built a sprawling yet charming rock-water garden. Westerners may find this type garden different and hard to enjoy but that may because of the large numbers of visitors. IMO, while in Suzhou visit one of the "big four" or famous gardens and then pick out a small to see. For me, this approach proved... More 

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