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The Classical Gardens of Suzhou

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No.12 Gongyuan Road, Canglang District, Suzhou 215006, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I absolutely loved this place, and found it to be one of the highlights on my trip. It is so peaceful and tranquil here. The views are picturesque and calming. I wish I had more time to just sip tea and relax longer.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Suzhou at the end of November. Lots of local tourism, hardly any westerners which made it all the more an authentic experience. We enjoyed the city very much. We visited only 2 gardens - The Humble Administrator’s Garden and the Lingering Garden (which...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Humble Administrators Garden as part ofour Wendy Wu tour. We are very glad we had the opportunity to see this classic garden. One can only imagine what it would be like to wander the gardens without the huge crowds of tourists. But...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A day trip from Shanghai (via high speed rail from Shanghai Hongqiao Station, 1 hour) will let you see some of the old China. Largest and most crowded is the Humble Adminstrator's Garden; more tranquil and smaller is the Master of the Fish Nets Garden....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018

Visited with friends and we found this place to be a relaxing area plus a good place to look around at the gardens.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Quite peaceful and relaxing visit to the gardens. Definitely best if you can avoid the crowds. Super very old Chinese setting. The structures are actually in very good shape and easily accessible. Highly recommend a visit if you have an extra day in Shanghai.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

The many gardens in Suzhou are worth exploring. Thankfully our tour guide gave great information on the historical and cultural influence on the gardens giving us context of the gardens. Take the time to enjoy the many enclaves of water, fauna and walkways into stress...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 13, 2018

Classical Gardens of Suzhou are absolutely awesome. It should be an unmissable part of any trip to China. There are different types of gardens in different "styles" so you can enjoy several of them. We visited Humble Administrator Garden, which was great also pretty crowded...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

I stayed in Suzhou for a couple of weeks, for business. During the week end, I had the chance to visit one of the most famous garden (humble administrator's garden). Nice and relaxing place! A visit is worth!

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed September 29, 2018

A real pleasure to see and visit the Suzhu marvellous garden which allows you to travel in the past when China was so called L'empire du Milieu and unknown from the rest of the world.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from Amelia_Lynn | Reviewed this property |
I would use a guide. We found it very difficulty to navigate when away from our tour guide. Very few speak English and even though we had a translator app and had the address and small map on paper, we couldn't get any help.
February 6, 2016|
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Response from Bjørn H | Reviewed this property |
The Humble Administrator's Garden (simplified Chinese: 拙政园; traditional Chinese: 拙政園; pinyin: Zhuōzhèng Yuán) is a renowned Chinese garden in Suzhou. The garden is located at n°178 Dongbei Street (东北街178号). Lingering... More
April 16, 2015|
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Response from Superdaves | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, we were the same. The guide was provided as part of a tour group. The challenge is getting a local one with enough English proficiency for you but each area has quite a few signs explaining what you are... More