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Suzhou Museum

Address: Dongbei Jie near Lindman Lu, Suzhou 215001, China
Phone Number: 0512-67541534,0512-67575666
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Ranked #8 of 202 Attractions in Suzhou
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Type: Museums
Hours:
Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Admission is free and the relics are many and varied: ancient clay pottery to Ming Vases! Very well-laid out and nice presentation of artifacts. They also have a reflection pool (?) in the center courtyard with koi (giant goldfish). Very nice.

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Xi'an, China
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21 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Not much to see here, but they did have an exhibit featuring the swords from the area that have recently been gathered, not a bad walk through, but not worth an admission fee. Architecture is quite nice.Tea shop. next to the Humble garden. Tour bus #1, stop is Suzhou museum.

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Subang Jaya, Malaysia
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10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Definitely a must-go for architecture buffs. Nothing much interesting in the exhibits though. Entrance is free and you'd have to line up to get in, but it won't take long anyway.

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Helsinki, Finland
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

What makes this place interesting, is the item which was manufactured 7000-8000 years BC. It is also full of other interesting things, for me it provided an experience where I learn where the civilization was born. Not so far from this place, there is Tiger Hill, an important place for Chinese.

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Centerville, Ohio
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391 attraction reviews
2,711 helpful votes 2,711 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The city of Suzhou is an excellent addition to a Chinese costal, cultural tour. For any architect concerned with contextual design, Suzhou presents a formidable challenge. A canal city founded 2,500 years ago, old Suzhou (a center of silk cultivation and commerce) represented the apogee of urban sophistication—a place where the enclosed garden evolved into a naturalistic universe in miniature.... More 

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Top Contributor
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40 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

A simple classic museum not much of a stuffs rather than some ancient relics. A small museum. Worth a visit for a less time.

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Singapore, Singapore
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33 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

It was fine to me. They showed all the tools for farming. Comes with English description for some of the tools but others only showed their chinese names.

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Portland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The new section of the museum, designed by I.M. Pei is in stark contrast to the older part. It's stark, white and angular. The water feature in the interior courtyard makes an additional impact. The collection is relatively small, but interesting. Don't miss the musical instruments on the lowest level.

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Bundaberg
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62 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

If you are a museum lover, this will a good outing. A typical museum of course with a Chines twist, the area is very tastefully set out so that we did not really seem overcrowded at any time. The halls of each display or time period were well sourced, labeled and interesting. The large fish pond in the middle area... More 

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Suzhou
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

It's a pity that such beautiful architecture, designed by world known architect, 贝聿铭 became so "run down", tired, and dirty. In my opinion, Suzhou government should fire the management team, replace them with professionals to properly maintain this important museum of Suzhou.

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