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Address: No.178 Northeast Road, Pingjiang District, Suzhou 215001, China
Phone Number: 0512-67510286
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Wonderful !

These gardens were so interesting. Our guide explained so much of the thinking and the execution of the ideas that it made it come alive. Very glad we took the train from Shanghai.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

These gardens were so interesting. Our guide explained so much of the thinking and the execution of the ideas that it made it come alive. Very glad we took the train from Shanghai.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Lovely scenery and a good size. Wasn't too crowded when I went in comparison to other attractions I visited in China.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Although the garden is beautiful it is always so crowded with tour groups with little time in Suzhou. It is safe to pick any of the other many gardens to visit. They are all slightly different yet have the similar chinese features.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Went here as part of a weekend visit to Suzhou. I had expected quite a small garden and perhaps with more "modern" aspects since so many things appear to be newly built in the city. However inside the place is very large with nice open areas and very few places where you can see any taller buildings – and even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We went during the week (on a Friday), and it wasn't too terribly crowded, which was nice. The garden is massive, and every part of it is beautiful. Even in January with no flowers or leaves it was really pretty, I can imagine it's breathtaking in the spring and summer! Nice little spot in Suzhou, I'd recommend it to my... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Nice park with pretty buildings and lakes, but not outstanding at least in winter and therefore in my opinion overpriced.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

a beautiful traditional city garden with tea houses, beautiful rock sculptures and lots of photogenic corners. You can experience traditional pintan singing in the tea house, where you can 'order' a song from the performers (they might have a book with translations of the song lyrics)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Our guide spoke English well and was funny. He snapped great photos for people in our tour group. The gardens are beautiful. Would be especially so in spring.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This is part of our usual package for visitors to Suzhou, which includes the I.M. Pei designed museum, and Tiger Hill. Having stayed in China for over 7 years and visited various places like Yunnan, Sichuan, Xi'an etc, this is one of the nicest gardens. However, when we visited today, it was the middle of winter and a lot of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Beautiful garden, well looked after and big. Make sure you have plenty of time to enjoy this lovely garden! Highly recommended!

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