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Suzhou Museum

Dongbei Jie near Lindman Lu, Suzhou 215001, China
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Ranked #7 of 198 Attractions in Suzhou
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Shanghai, China
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48 reviews 48 reviews
6 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Great museum, beautiful architecture, fascinating artefacts. But on a weekend you need to wait in line with some very local people for one hour (at least). Once inside, the atmosphere is not much better. These factors can have a very negative influence on a otherwise great museum experience.

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Holden, Massachusetts
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119 reviews 119 reviews
25 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

This is a beautifully designed museum by I.M.Pei. The layout is really something. Be advised you should arrive early or go around lunchtime to avoid the heavy crowds. I got the headset, but found the descriptions rather pedantic. I don't know if I would recommend them unless you had a deep interest in the Chinese artifacts on display. There was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

You can find the cultural heritage from Suzhou, new exhibitions and some history about this beautiful place.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We saw the museum in the rain but that didn't detract from the balance and artistry of the building but rather enhanced it. The artefacts are not the main attraction though some are of interest it is the fusion of architecture and nature and the presence of so much water in the middle of a museum. Thought the Tea House... More

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Zagreb, Croatia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Average museum with an average exhibits. Chinese people are proud of this museum, but really it is nothing special to see. There are a lot prettier places to spend time rather than this museum.

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Melbourne, Australia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I.M. Pei's natural geometric balance design of the Suzhou Museum indeed enhanced the beauty and attraction of this Chinese history and arts museum. The skilful use of light and spaces allow visitors to fully appreciate the items on display - at ease. We went there last Sunday around lunch time and did not have to wait for long to pass... More

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Los Angeles, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
31 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We visited the museum after spending the better part of 2 days touring the classic gardens of Suzhou and really enjoyed seeing how I.M Pei incorporated classic garden design features into the building. The is also some beautiful Chinese art in the building.

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Suzhou, China
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

nice collection and bulding but foreigner will be lost by the lack of description. We cannot understand the collection even if it is nice and interesting.

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Shenyang, China
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93 reviews 93 reviews
76 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Suzhou Museum is located very close to Humble Administrator's Garden. It is designed by I M Pei (Bei Yuming), the very same person who designed John F. Kennedy Library (Boston, MA), National Gallery of Art East Building (Washington DC), Louvre Pyramid (Paris), Bank of China Tower (Hong Kong), and Museum of Islamic Art (Doha, Qatar). The architecture is so beautiful,... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I enjoyed the array of pottery on display. A testament to the fine center of the arts and knowledge that Suzhou has been for centuries.

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