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The Classical Gardens of Suzhou

No.12 Gongyuan Road, Canglang District, Suzhou 215006, China
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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I was on business in Suzhou but my local friends insisted that I have to visit Gardens .... and I am very happy that I did so. It was beyond my expectations. Gardens are so well designed. You feel very refreshing energy all around you. We planned to spend there just 1 hour but ended up stay more than 2... More

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Toulouse, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I went to Suzhou with my wife because we had a few days stay in Shanghai and wanted to get out of Shanghai for a bit. We decided to visit Suzhou for a couple of days. It was a good idea. I've already visited the "main" attractions in China, from Beijing to Yangshuo. I would just say that those gardens... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My wife and I spent most of 2 days in Suzhou meandering through several of the most beautiful of the classic gardens. They all are beautiful with the planned scenes, water features, bridges and buildings, and no two are exactly alike. These 2 days were the among the most relaxing and pleasant of our 3 weeks traveling through China. We... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

After taking a ride down the canals of the Venice of Asia you go to the gardens to relax. It has all the elements of peace , rocks, structure, water and foliage. One of many restful gardens you should visit while in China

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Shenyang, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The classical gardens of Suzhou is actually not a single place, instead it's comprised of Humble Administrator's Garden, Lingering Garden, and Lion Grove Garden. If you don't have much time, you may only visit one. I recommend visiting Humble Administrator's Garden, which is located close to the Suzhou Museum. It has a really nice Chinese atmosphere, but make sure to... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

These collection of gardens are extensive and beautifully intricate - but if you want to enjoy them without thousands of tourists, get there at 7am when they open. The busses with their screeching tour guides arrive at 8:30 and totally destroy the ambience. So tell your guide you want to go b4 the crowds .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The classical gardens cover several locations in Suzhou: Humble Administrator's garden (zuo zheng yuan), Lingering garden (liu yuan), Lion Grove garden (shi zi lin yuan), etc. All of them are basically similar -- a small maze like structure with water, stone features and trees. Do not expect flower gardens. There are several buildings in all of them that are like... More

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Changzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

it's amazing. the park is rich man's house in the ancient times. there are a lot of superise in the park.you should get a guide to explain all of it for you or you won't understand the structure

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

In Suzhou you can visit more than 30 gardens.At least I have visited so many. Each garden is different than a previous one. You can stay there for a whole day and just relax.Flowers,plants,architecture which you cannot see anywhere else so you have to go there.In one of the gardens (I don't remember the name) there is a special night... More

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

A garden full of peace and tranquility. It is beautiful, onde of the most beautiful i have seen, comparable to european gardens.

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