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Suzhou Garden Museum

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Address: No.202 Yangyu Alley, Pingjiang District, Suzhou 215002, China
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Come here before you visit actual gardens

This is a great museum to prepare your visit to actual classical gardens of Suzhou. There are docents who do free guided tours at certain times of the day. The museum did a great... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Shanghai, China
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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great museum to prepare your visit to actual classical gardens of Suzhou. There are docents who do free guided tours at certain times of the day. The museum did a great job dissecting key components of Suzhou's classical gardens so you know what to look for when you actually visit one.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

This museum is the last building designed by Pei. The collection is small and they have several national treasures, the Pearl tower and the exquisite celadon lotus bowl. We stood in line outside for time time with everyone but then an administrator pulled us out of line and escorted us into the museum. Like all of our experiences so far... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2016

Would recommend a lovely walk. Do not use canal boat unless you have money to burn. You see more when you walk.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2016

Very famous museum in China, not for the exhibits, but for the architecture. After the tour, I have to say the museum is a truly must-do in Suzhou. The relics and art piece on display were amazing and they were a good way to learn about the city and China. Besides, the museum itself was beautiful, sustainable and in harmony... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2015

This museum is a East meet West kind of design. Very pleasant visit with nice picture moments in the compound and of course exhibits within the halls. There is a nice cafeteria in the museum as well.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

After visiting the Humble Administrators Gardens, we stumbled upon this nondescript museum when we were backing to the car. It is through a side door in the stretch if wall from the HA Gardens. The museum traces the history of gardens in Suzhou. It provides much information on how the gardens were conceived and created through thousands of years. The... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

From here you can learn about the history of Suzhou Garden, so you can the best or most special part of every garden, and if you don't know which one to visit, by visiting here, you can make your decision according to your own interest.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2015

Good place for historians, Shows some basic history of Suzhou and it's development with Singapore investment. Don't waste your time, if you have anything else to do

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2015

Squeezed between Suzhou Museum and the Humble Administrator's Garden, the Suzhou Garden Museum gives a free introduction to the gardens of Suzhou, explains why and how they came to be, and includes interesting old photograps depicting what states of disrepair they fell into before they were restored. The museum is small and unlikely to detain you for long. It has... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is one of the best attractions in Suzhou. IM pei designed the grounds and it is a modern building. Everytime i go back little changes are made. I love the history of the relics and the water surrounding the bamboo. Admission is free most of the time and its worth a visit

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