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Humble Administrator's Garden

No.178 Northeast Road, Pingjiang District, Suzhou 215001, China
0512-67510286
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Ranked #4 of 198 Attractions in Suzhou
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, National Parks, Historic Sites
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Shanghai Region, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

There were too many people and too loud crowd. Restroom facility is not up to the scale of an international city, which is the same everywhere in China. Smelly and dirty. Be prepared if you travel in China.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

If you come to Suzhou, you'll be almost spoiled for choice of picturesque gardens. The Humble Administrators Garden is perhaps the focus of all the gardens. If you are lucky enough to be able to plan your own time to go (not part of a larger group), you should be able to go at a very tranquil time which will... More

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

A very economical tour. It was beautiful. The gardens and houses are well restored and a site to see

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Walking around this garden is pleasant even with the huge numbers of people and extremely loud tour guides. Lots of ponds, lotus flowers and different pavilions - notice the windows, all done with different patterns!

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Herzlia, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Beautiful gardens and worth visiting if you only have one day in Suzhou. We did not take a tour guide and mangaed to ealk through the gardens and enjoy their foliage and ponds.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The original owner of this garden, is supposed to have been an Administrator (i.e. a Government Official). He must have been very wealthy to have been able to afford to build this magnificent garden, one of the 3 most famous gardens in China.

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Clovis, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Though the day was hot and lots of visitors, there were areas where you could sit, relax and people watch.Lots of great photos to shoot, download and post. Interesting history behind this garden….established in the 16th century by Wang Xian Chen, a retired magistrate.

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Sunfish Lake, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The is a beautiful garden with many walking areas, ponds and flowers. We wish that we would have visited at a time when there were not so many Chinese tourists. On the weekend, there were so many people it was not possible to appreciate the garden. We highly recommend the garden but only when there are a small number of... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Really loved visiting this garden. Worth a trip from Shanghai. The art store in the grounds had some beautiful paintings - purchased four works that I am so happy to own.

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Holden, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Beautiful garden. A must-see when in Suzhou, but again, large crowds and noisy tour operators detract from the serenity of the place. I would suggest getting headset, when not describing the garden, there is music playing which helps to achieve some of the atmosphere of the place.

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