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The Classical Gardens of Suzhou

No.12 Gongyuan Road, Canglang District, Suzhou 215006, China
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Brescia, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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
16 reviews 16 reviews
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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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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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