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Address: No.178 Northeast Road, Pingjiang District, Suzhou 215001, China
Phone Number: 0512-67510286
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Small but very cozy

I like this garden quite a lot, it's one of the smallest in Suzhou. Due to the size it can get very crowded, so the best idea is to come as early as possible. The plants are the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Saturday and Sunday, the gardens are teeming with people. Avoid and go on a week-day. I did not enjoy as it is pretty hard to enjoy this kind of setting when it is completely teeming with so much people.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We went here with very high expectations. This garden is sold as a national treasure and wonderful Chinese garden. Having just come from Japan, all I can say is that I was disappointed. It is a large garden that could be very special if it was well maintained. Many of the garden areas needed weeding, some areas just had potted... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I like this garden quite a lot, it's one of the smallest in Suzhou. Due to the size it can get very crowded, so the best idea is to come as early as possible. The plants are the best there among other garden in Suzhou.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Hard to get a sense of this place when it was overrun by tourists, many led by mic'd tour leaders, but it can be interesting to people watch. It is an interesting garden but I felt rattled throughout my visit. Do nip next door to the Suzhou Museum - I M Pei's building felt so calm.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Its like any other Chinese garden. Don't understand why its listed as the #1 tourist spot for Suzhou. We went over the weekend & it was terribly over crowded with people brushing shoulders on both sides. Unless you have not seen a Chinese garden before, I would not waste time on this one.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I visited on Easter Monday. It rained hard all day. It was still very popular and the flowereing shrubs were very attactive.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We visited the garden on a nice sunny day and although the gardens are pleasant I have seen more beautiful places and scenery. I does give you a great introduction into the Chinese culture but beware this is a popular attraction so expect lots of people

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7Oaks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

During a long business trip to Shanghai my wife, a colleague and I went to Souzhou on a cold Saturday just to see the garden which was recommended by one of our hosts. We spent about an hour and a half wandering about the garden with its many little 'houses', stone paths, bridges, lakes, shrubs and trees. It was much... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Nice garden great land scape but not much to do in the garden , was raining and very cold so did not get to see peacefully the garden .

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Wuhan, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We visited this famous garden some years ago, during better weather and with fewer visitors. On this occasion, a holiday Monday, there were long queues and a plethora of tourist coaches, both for the garden and for the adjoining museum. It rained persistently during our visit, and the numbers of people within the garden made it an ordeal rather than... More 

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