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Well we did our rounds of visiting various gardens, which is what this city is famous for. Though I must say that if you have seen one, its good enough, as they are fairly similar in nature. Also, avoid summers and weekends.
Everything here go in pairs like mandarin ducks - couples - like yin and yang! Lot of symbolism in this lovely little garden - perhaps not so known, but really a nice one. Worth studying the informations! and take the boat to Pingjiang lu -...More
This is a smaller garden in Suzhou and it is not as crowded. It has all the elements of a wealthy person's home. There are 2 main garden areas with rocks and water. Some smaller gardens and paths connecting the house. At the end there...More
The garden was supposed to be for the wives of the wealthy man in Suzhou, China.
It is very artistic and calming...its good to bring kids to this place. And spend some time in the garden.
At the end of the trip from the garden,...More
The Couple's Retreat or Ouyuan Garden consists of a large residential complex , with smaller houses built in the middle of the layout, with two gardens to the east and the west, respectively. On three sides it is surrounded by a canals on three sides...More
Having visited the Humble Administrator's and Lion Forest Gardens earlier in the day, I was somewhat Garden fatigued by the time I made it to the Ouyuan in the evening. The smaller scale of the garden and the smaller crowds revived me, and I spent...More
The "Couples Garden" is wonderful. It is the scale of a large home with grounds and feels like you could imagine living there. It's the sort of place that you look for the small details (be sure to look up as well as around!) rather...More
This garden is hard to find, down an alley off Xi Bei Street. I suggest you bring the tourist map supplied by the Information Centre opposite the Suzhou Museum, and show it to locals as you go. They are happy to direct you, even when...More
Much smaller and less crowded than the Humble Administrator's Garden. Like other reviews said, get here early to avoid the tour groups. The garden is much nicer when it is quiet and peaceful; the yelling tour groups disrupt the tranquility (and also make it very...More
This Garden in Suzhou is nice and properly maintained. It’s not one of the biggest but you can a have a feeling of the old Chinese way of life.
I’ve enjoyed this attraction and it allows to go the canals and the old city of...More