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Suzhou Museum

Dongbei Jie near Lindman Lu, Suzhou 215001, China
0512-67541534,0512-67575666
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Ranked #3 of 200 attractions in Suzhou
Type: Museums
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

My partner and I both had an incredible experience at Suzhou Museum! It was informative and full of several wonderful displays. There was the option to grab an audio box (available in English) for 20yuan and serval free guided tours throughout the day. To top this all off, there was no entry fee! Give yourself 2-4 hours to explore this... More

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We really enjoyed this museum designed by architect I. M. Pei. We got in free and the exhibits were very well presented and quite informative. The only drawback was that the museum personnel didn't enforce the quietness of the area, so there was quite a bit of noise.

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We loved this small museum, it's worth a visit if the weather is cold/rainy/too hot and you were walking around the gardens for all day. The museum reflects all the major characteristics of classical Suzhou gardens and actually shares a wall with Humble administrator's Garden. The exhibits on display are carefully selected and though there are not many of them,... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

IM Pei designed building is interesting, and feels very serene and peaceful. More history than art in this museum, though most items are really both!

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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234 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

The building in which this museum is housed is possibly more famous than the contents inside. The displays themselves are well laid out, but are not very wide in focus. A good place for a quick visit if time permits, with a good regional focus.

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Shanghai, China
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

This museum is not terribly big but it packs a lot into a lovely I M Pei building that really reflects and respects the traditional architecture of the area. The collection is not huge but there are some wonderful examples of traditional arts and crafts of this ancient city, dating from the neolithic area to the present.

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Singapore
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13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

The Suzhou Museum is a modern museum dedicated to the people of Suzhou, by I M Pei, the famous architect as a gift. It is unique and has an outdoor section with pools of water, and landscapes. A must-see in Suzhou for fine architecture.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

The museum is beatifully designed and well laid out with some interesting history of the region. It is not large though has interesting artifacts and a sense of regional style.

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Detroit, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

It's a nice museum although certainly not the highlight of our visit. Worthwhile if you have the time.

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Leicester
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5 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

I loved every minute of being shown this museum helped by having some Chinese colleagues who knew helpful information that made the visit even more interesting. The museum is set out well with lots of information written bit in Chinese and English. This was a great treat to the end of a fantastic week.

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