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The Classical Gardens of Suzhou

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Address: NO. 12 Gongyuan Road, Suzhou 215006, China
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Phone Number: 86512962015
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A good place for travellers to take photos

A good place for travellers to take photos. There are rocks that are irregular in shapes. I like to sit or hide in the rocks to take creative photos there.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Sibu, Malaysia
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Kitchener, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went mid day and it seems the entire population of China went at the same time. This is not true but really was super crowded and just not work the time, the grounds were just as crowded as the lines outside.. So if you see a big line outside then inside is going to be exactly the same and... More 

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New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You may want to stroll through them in an idle afternoon, provided that you don't have to actually pay for entry. The reality is otherwise! There is a moderate entrance fee, the place is crowded and too touristy. Visiting the Watertown is a better idea.

Thank meetisv
Sibu, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A good place for travellers to take photos. There are rocks that are irregular in shapes. I like to sit or hide in the rocks to take creative photos there.

Thank kennethyha
Penang Island, Malaysia
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124 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Çouple's Retreat Garden or also known as Ou Yuan is a tranquil place with couuryards, pond and beautiful landscaped rock garden, beautiful ancient trees and flowersThe Couple's Retreat Garden is divided in 3 sections - Eastern Garden, Middle Mansion and Western Garden. The Garden is surrounded on three sides by a canal. You can take a short row boat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A must visit if you are in this part of the world. Actually, these could be the reason for you to be here!

Thank Jonathan S
Warsaw, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Must see in Suzhou. Wonderful composition of the garden. Concept of diffrent parts for each season of the year makes visit very enjoyable. Highly recommended.

Thank Wojtek M
Athens, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

The gardens are undoubtfully beautiful and sirene but how can one really enjoy them and become one with nature if there are hundreds of people around shouting, playing and not respecting the others?

Thank Nikolas59
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

It's a worst place I visited recently entry was 80 yuan its highly rated here... Nothing much to see ... Hangzhou is far better ...

Thank Puja M
Ontario, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

The classical gardens was so great place with all kinds of Chinese old buildings,like old pavilion,living rooms,unique rocks...I've never seen that before,very historical garden.

Thank brucefy2015
Nuuk, Greenland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

Well worth a visit even if you have been to many other Chinese gardens, this place really is quite stunishing.

Thank DigerTheTiger

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