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The Classical Gardens of Suzhou

No.12 Gongyuan Road, Canglang District, Suzhou 215006, China
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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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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8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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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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26 helpful votes 26 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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Kuala Lumpur
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The ship cruise is a must-do. The garden is superb. Overall, Suzhou opened our eyes of the beauty of China.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I stopped over 7 hours @ Suzhou on the way to Shanghai. This classical garden is the only place I visited. From Suzhou railway station: please proceed to a taxi rank and take a licensed taxi. The trip won't cost more than a few USD equvilents RMB. If you take public transport, it's no more than 4 bus stops. You... More

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Suzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

i like the view and the people insuzhou ,they are so nice ,especially the around people ,i will go to fraser suites suzhou to have a meeting with my friends

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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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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
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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