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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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Worth the trip but skip the crowds

i highly recommend these gardens, however, much of the charm of the gardens is being able to sit in peace and enjoy the scenery. Try to schedule a time during the middle of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

There are beautiful gardens in Suzhou. It is a great chance for photography. However, do not go on the weekend, it is very crowded. So many people taking selfie photos, some even have those awful selfie sticks. Pick a weekday and go early morning and maybe get some nice photos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

i highly recommend these gardens, however, much of the charm of the gardens is being able to sit in peace and enjoy the scenery. Try to schedule a time during the middle of the day on a week day and be prepared to wait while some groups pass through. There are many excellent restaurants and coffee shops in the surrounding... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

These are classic Asian gardens with little buildings and walls with lovely cutout windows. It was quite large and so very beautiful. Both my daughters (ages 5 and 8) really enjoyed the beauty of it all as well. Even the rocks were gorgeous!

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

As part of a tour of China we visited 2 of the gardens in this wonderful UNESCO world heritage site. The first was the Lingering Garden. It was exquisitely laid out and beautifully maintained. However, lingering was not really an option as you had to move with the crowds or get crushed! But, this is China and we were prepared... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

It was beautiful. National Heritage site. It was incredibly to see. We spent the afternoon walking through the gardens.

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Essen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

It seems that the celebrity created by World Heritage status is spoiling the attractiveness of these gardens. The Humble Administrator's Garden turns into such a crush that it becomes impossible to enjoy its charm! A visit to the hidden away Master of Nets Garden half an hour before closing time was a much pleasanter experience!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Nice little surprise walking through back streets of Suzhou before arriving at this peaceful and beautiful garden.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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