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The Classical Gardens of Suzhou

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Address: No.12 Gongyuan Road, Canglang District, Suzhou 215006, China
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Beautifully landscaped

Beautiful gardens with Koi carps ponds , little bridges and pagodas. A very tranquil and peaceful place to spend some times strolling by.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful gardens with Koi carps ponds , little bridges and pagodas. A very tranquil and peaceful place to spend some times strolling by.

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Carcassonne, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited garden in January when there were no crowds to speak of. Very tranquil space in the middle of a hectic city.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was great to have a look into what life must have been like for the family and staff that made up this household. I particularly enjoyed this visit because the gardens weren't too extensive. There was a good amount of variety without having to walk for hours.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really great way to spend an afternoon is to research (book or online) and pick 2 or 3 gardens that strike your fancy and head out. If you like stone arrangements (I'm now a fan), this is your town. If you like climbing more than walking, there's a garden for you. As has been stated, things are "improved" from... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of many amazing cultural and historic gardens in Suzhou. Certainly not the biggest but not to be missed. It has a lot of historic rooms, buildings and water features crammed into a fairly small area. If you plan to go then definitely avoid Chinese holidays. Weekends tend to be a bit busy too but definitely manageable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited Suzhou Garden last Sunday (15.01.2017) It is amazing place with a lot of examples of Chines culture (buildings) and their love for plants.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

Only 30 minutes by train from SHANGHAI is the town of suzhou. Be aware there are loads of touts surrounding the station wanting to take you to the gardens but you can get the 178 bus for 2 rnb-takes 10 minutes. It is obviously a Chinese tourist attraction with lots of shops but the gardens are beautiful-I don't care if... More 

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Everything is recently renovated so don't expect the traditional, old, authentic garden. Most of the stuff here have been renovated is the 90s, so it looks pretty fake

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Chengdu, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Suzhou is a very Chinese place. Its many gardens explain it all. Suzhou is basically not a very big city but it has many gardens. The classical Zhuzheng garden is one of them. It is a nice and big garden, you learn the history of Chinese garden there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

The gardens are truly peaceful and lovely. They offer you different views from different windows for lovely photos ending in an amazing garden of bonsoi trees. The different water features were memorable.

Thank Margaret C

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