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Suzhou Museum

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Address: Dongbei Jie near Lindman Lu, Suzhou 215001, China
Phone Number: 0512-67541534,0512-67575666
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Rather small but beautiful mueseum

The building of the Suzhou Museum was designed very beautifully and the exhibits are good, also mostly described in English. We only visited because it was right next to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The building of the Suzhou Museum was designed very beautifully and the exhibits are good, also mostly described in English. We only visited because it was right next to the Humble Administrator's Garden and the Suzhou Garden Museum, and we were positively surprised.

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State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are only two buildings by I.M. Pei. The XiangShan Hotel in Beijing is the only other one. However the later modification by the locals leaves only traces of the brilliance of the original design. This museum is the true master piece. It blends the new construction and the ancient garden. Looking for the hundred years old vine that grows... More 

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Thank Chun L
Bournemouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being a connoisseur of fine art irrespective of genre being that I have spent the past 35 years buying and selling puts me into a better place to know the good points versus the bad even if I do not always understand what I am looking at. Where the Suzhou Museum deserves some credit is the English translation of the... More 

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Thank Laurence M
Shanghai Region, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think the courtyard outside is maybe the coolest thing about the place, but seeing as it's free it doesn't hurt to also take a wander around the place. It has relics from some of the pagodas and other sites, so I would put this more toward the end of your visit so you can better understand what you're looking... More 

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Thank heelandcoo
california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

IM Pei designed, traditional outside, traditional and modern inside. Good regional collections and relics. Good to combine with the gardens visit in the old district.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

We stopped over here because of the rain and decided to just tour around a little since it is free anyway. Happened to catch one of the free guided tours offered by museum volunteers at different intervals in the day. The guide we got was surnamed Hua and was well-versed in Chinese History, Literature and Archaeology such that it became... More 

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Thank Deldara Y
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

The collections are really poor for a "museum". i think the building is beautiful. there are many vendors around the museum. Watch out for the prices. they may cheat on you

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Aiken, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

This museum is free, with a fast-moving queue, and lovely spaces that refresh the soul. You should feel free to view as much or as little as you like at any one time, and return often during your visit to Suzhou. Bring fish food for the lovely carp in the pond. The coffee shop is American-priced but refined and uncrowded.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

Suzhou has a very long history and was a very important place in history, so I think it should have many items to display, but it's pity that it don't have any of its famous garden, opera, the architecture; and only a little about the silk; which I think are the most important parts compare with other places. Anyway, it... More 

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Thank Robredo
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

There were a number of Trip Advisor reviews of the Museum that prompted us to go. The museum is a very pleasant experience, but because it is free I do not recommend going on Holidays - the line will be very long and the exhibits crowded. What my wife and I most enjoyed was the "Prince Zhong" residence that is... More 

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