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Suzhou Museum

Dongbei Jie near Lindman Lu, Suzhou 215001, China
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Ranked #6 of 198 attractions in Suzhou
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Melbourne, Australia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
30 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
40 helpful votes 40 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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77 reviews 77 reviews
50 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This is a very large museum so you have to pick the areas of interest that you like best. You can easily spend a couple of hours there.

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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49 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Great place for culture, to travel through ages of history. The visit was very pleasant and very enjoyable

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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16 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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