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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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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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75 reviews 75 reviews
25 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

To be fair our visit to the Museum was rushed. We were able to see all the exhibits but visited at a quick pace. Also, the schools were out for the summer and the museum was very crowded. If you are in Suzhou and have the time, I would visit it just to see the building which is by I.... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The buildings, one by I.M. Pei and one old palace, are interesting in themselves (I especially liked the mountain landscape near the main pond), and the collection has some true gems.

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Shanghai, China
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49 reviews 49 reviews
6 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

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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10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
15 helpful votes 15 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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31 helpful votes 31 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
64 helpful votes 64 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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