Tuisi Garden
Tuisi Garden
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Chic Chaffeur
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia435 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Friends
Visited a lot of gardens in Suzhou, all of them are different. This is in my eye the most beautiful, in fact this is my second time to Tongli, mostly for visiting this particular garden again.

It's smaller compared to most gardens, compact but yet not cramped in design & layout, very clever design. Every angle or direction you look, there is a different view. Also, it's less crowded than the gardens that are in Suzhou city.

Tips: 1. Go very early before the tour buses/ crowd arrive, I was always the first tourist there during my few nights stay in Tongli.
2. Take a rest when it's crowded, there are benches upstairs in the garden, best part, its with view to the pond! The crowd will be gone very soon as most tourists only spend a maximum of 30 minutes in a garden.
3. Worth to stay in Tongli for a night or 2 if like quite town, if you have time.

Fun: Not sure how many found a hidden stairway camouflaged as a little stone hill.
Written May 15, 2017
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d_titzova
Orlová4,624 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Friends
Tuisi Garden (700 m2) in water town Tongli is a classical private Garden of late Qing Dynasty. The host of Garden dan been an officer in Anhui Province and came back build Garden in 1885-1887. Design in Garden was invited by local painter Yuang Long. Half area of the elegant Garden are covered with water. Nice building are close to water so that looks like building are floating on water. 2000 UNESCO. Opening hours 8 - 17.
Written December 12, 2014
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drdw
NNJ4,956 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Couples
Compared to those in Suzhou downtown gardens, it’s small. But it has most of characteristics of a SZ garden. Most importantly, it is not as crowded as those in SZ ,so one can take photos without many tourists in frame. So if one has a limited time, one can just visit Tongli to see both water town and garden.
Written February 21, 2014
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geo3
Calgary, Canada1,498 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
This was an interesting and beautiful place to visit. While not as old as the Suzhou gardens, it is certainly their equal in beauty, and it is far less crowded than most of the Suzhou gardens.

The house portion is also interesting, although as others have mentioned a guide helps to understand the functions of the different parts of the house.
Written December 1, 2019
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InaMariaBarbara
Copenhagen, Denmark1,583 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
The Tuisi Garden is not that easy to find. it is in a side street from The townsquare, with a discreat entering door! The Garden was built in the late Qing Dynasty. Ren Lansheng, the owner of the garden, retired from political life and built it in 1885. Although the garden is small, it contains the essence of classical gardens. This is the only classical garden outside the city of Suzhou that has been selected as a world cultural heritage. It has served as a location for many movies and TV dramas and is a must-see for Tongli. The Garden also give you an idea of how a chinese gentleman lived in the 18. century. If possible, come early or late, when there are less tourists. It is a place for meditation and beautiful thinking, where you Can rest your soul :).
Written October 13, 2019
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Brigette
Australia437 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Family
Strongly recommend visiting Tongli and Tuisi garden than zhouzhuang (on a weekday) if you are into photography, some quiet moments for reflection and cultural immersion. Unlike the UNESCO gardens in Suzhou, this garden is part of a historic home which still features some of the original indoor decor and some furnitures. Try to visit in the afternoon near closing time or earliest in the morning. The koi pond is amazing because of the synchronous manner in which they swim !
Written April 5, 2018
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Csider65
Heysham, UK377 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Friends
Tuisi Garden is part of Tongli water town and consists of a pond surrounded by ancient buildings. Pleasant on the eye but little else.
Written November 1, 2017
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John F
Newark-on-Trent, UK632 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Couples
Certainly equal to the gardens in Suzhou. Again the home of a retired senior official. Rooms of the house laid around a central pond with fish, rockeries and interesting planting. Relatively small and compact.
With a guide you should get an understanding about the features of the house and gardens, and the way of life of a wealthy individual, his wife and servants.
Written September 22, 2017
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J W
London, UK103 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Solo
one of the very first tourists to get in as soon as the door was opened so I pretty much had the entire Tui Si Garden for myself!

very elegant and intimate, one could easily spend a good few hours here.

as one of the previous reviewers has commented, it is best to visit with a private guide who can paint a fuller context of these gardens in order to truly appreciate them! all ancient Chinese buildings (temples, private gardens and residentials included) are built more than just for their primary function, safety, display of wealth and reflection of taste, there are also tonnes of subtle meanings and blessings hidden within.
Written November 3, 2016
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Bondi_Phil
Bondi, Australia189 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
This is a smaller formal garden near Tongli old town. It is beautifully presented and, subject to visitor numbers, a pleasant retreat to compare and contrast modern times with old China.
Written June 9, 2016
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