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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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"Three-fer" garden/museum/antique market

The Canglang and Ke gardens are opposite the Museum of Steles/Confucian Temple, where an antiques/gem market is held on Sundays. Easily accessible by bus and well worth the trip... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Aiken, South Carolina

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Aiken, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Canglang and Ke gardens are opposite the Museum of Steles/Confucian Temple, where an antiques/gem market is held on Sundays. Easily accessible by bus and well worth the trip. The setting is on a broad stretch of water and very different from other classical gardens.

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Rahway, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Suzhou has become a large city, but the canal and the several classical gardens are worth a visit. We had a guide, but wanted to go slower, since a lot of the whole idea of a Chinese Garden is not just that a collection of plants and waters, but a fully designed experience. The garden planner sets up controlled views,... More 

Thank Richard S
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's not the biggest garden in China, but it's full of asian architech beauty, and full of small surprises. the ticket is a bit expensive, but you can take you time in here

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this Classical Garden, which is part of UNESCO, while we were in Suzhou. It is a lovely and tranquil place which combines water, rock, and plants in a beautiful arrangement along a walkway of bridges, ponds, and greenery. If you visit this charming city do the 1/2 hour river cruise along the Grand Canal and the gardens in... More 

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Waterloo, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is another "MUST SEE Garden" in Suzhou. Make sure you do it on a bright & sunny day. It makes a big difference and rain takes away much of the pleasure walking in the Gardens. I have experienced it!!

Thank Otto B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was able to access this as this is just positioned beside the hotel we stayed. It was pretty nice place to walk around and if you continue walking further, you may see some boat men that can quickly tour you and sing for you. :)

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Beautiful tranquil gardens in delightful Suzhou well worth visiting whilst in China! See fabulous flowers, plants and pagodas! Such a peaceful place and away from the otherwise frantic hustle and bustle.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

went there with some friends in may while at shanghai . The fast train gets you to Suzhou in 25 min from Shanghai & its a short walk from the main station . There are lots of small markets on the way too to buy drink & some food . Even found a starbucks coffee shop too The gardens are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

The old sections of Suzhou are a total delight for the senses, but the gardens are at the top of the list. They are beautiful not only for flowers and plants, but also the pagodas and the general layout -- all very soothing and pleasing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Well worth a visit to see charming Chinese garden that isn't too big. Visited during national holiday week but garden able to absorb the crowds without experience being spoiled

Thank Nadine B

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