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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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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Essence of Suzhou, besides SuZhou art and craft museum

2nd day @ Suzhou. Pax: 3, taking Bus 游 2 - RMB 2 each from Humble Administrator's Garden TIPS: Provide volunteer tour guide at schedule time. Please arrange yr time... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
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Petaling Jaya, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

While the artifacts are interesting and they are accompanied with English transitions, I really felt that this was just a so-so experience. In town for business and trying to get a little local flavor, it was easy to get to by taxi and not very much to enter. It probably took less than 90 minutes to traverse the entire museum,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I would say it will be a better museum without the local Chinese tourist. The artifacts are very well displayed. But you will always get disturbed by storms of local Chinese tourists in tour group while you appreciating the artifacts half way thru. It's the most major distraction. But I guess, this happens in each and every tourist spots in... More 

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Petaling Jaya, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

2nd day @ Suzhou. Pax: 3, taking Bus 游 2 - RMB 2 each from Humble Administrator's Garden TIPS: Provide volunteer tour guide at schedule time. Please arrange yr time ahead. The buildings basically displayed some artifacts that being excavated from 3 historical relics - LeiFengTa Pagoda, HuQiu Pagoda and ..... forgoten :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Beautifully designed by the world famous architect - who used to live and raise in this historical city of the Wu's. You should take your time and wonder around both the inside and outside of the building. Remember to visit the building next door which is part of the old Manson.

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Halifax, Nova Scotia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The building is beautiful and worth visiting . The museum collection is well presented with information in English. It is well worth a visit.

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el cerrito, california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The Suzhou Museum is a modern museum displaying ancient Chinese arts, paintings, calligraphy and handmade crafts. The building was designed by the well-known architect, I.M. Pei, who also happened to have been born in this city. The emphasis of the collection is on the later Chinese dynasties, with works of masters of the Song, Ming, and Qing dynasties. Like most... More 

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Qingdao
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Well worth a visit. The building is designed by famous architect IM Pei, using modern construction which is based on the colours and style of traditional Suzhou buildings. Exhibits are good quality and well presented. The building and ground are as interesting as the exhibits. The size of the museum is not overwhelming, so you can see all exhibits and... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

the museum is right next to the humble administrator's garden. It is a free for all museum which holds details of Chinese history. The building is built in a very modern way with making maximum usage of natural light. The pond and the garden inside the museum are very beautiful. IMP: there are free guided tours (english and chinese) at... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Located next to the humble scholars garden is this superb museum. Designed by I.M. Pei whose family is from Suzhou, the building is a wonderful mix of modernism and traditional local architecture. A good selection of display inside but the highlight is the garden inside the museum. A must visit when in Suzhou!

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Oak Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Loved the detailing of this building, wonderful incorporation of natural lighting and what a wonderful surprise to see how the collection get incorporated into the building. Every corner is a different experience.

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Additional Information about Suzhou Museum

Address: Address: Dongbei Jie near Lindman Lu, Suzhou 215001, China
Phone Number: 0512-67541534,0512-67575666
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Jiangsu  >  Suzhou
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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