North Pagoda Garden
North Pagoda Garden
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Muzzamuzzamuzza
Wellington, New Zealand137 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
We came across this while walking back to the train station from the Lion Forest Garden. The pagoda was not open. There is very long mural depicting historical stories that was interesting to look at. Compared with the other local attractions it was very very quiet.
Written January 10, 2024
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Jarko2015
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,732 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Solo
This free temple/museum/gardens is a highlight of Suzhou. It's deceptive in how much there is here, as at first glance it appears to be just the pagoda. There are in fact several temples and extensive gardens. It's also not been recently renovated, so you get a far more authentic atmosphere and experience. Sadly, the pagoda itself is not accessible other than the ground floor.
Written September 20, 2017
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Anthony F
Milwaukee78 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2012 • Solo
Having just visited the Humble Administrator's Garden with the crowds of people there, it was great to walk through this less traveled park which I found to be within easy walking distance. Relatively inexpensive (25RMB) and there's actually a lot to see. A large buddha statue as you first walk in. A temple and several other buildings with golden statues and of course the pagoda. It was fun to climb with some good views of Suzhou (it was "cloudy" that day). The stairs are a little challenging at times but there are some good areas at each level to walk around. The pagoda itself could use a few touchups of paint but generally good with nice statues around the base. Kind of surprising to see grafitti at the top level. Looked down at the Silk Museum (which ended up being the worst stop for the day) which is basically across the street.
There was also a small garden further back that led to a small tea house / restaurant overlooking a small pond stocked of course with fish. All in all, a great, relaxing place to visit.
Written May 29, 2013
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2pence_worth
Bengaluru, India479 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2012 • Couples
We went to the Beisi Ta- the North Temple Pagoda Garden (correct address: No.652, Renmin Road, Suzhou and entrance fee: 25RMB) as it was very close to where we were staying. This park is not visited by many tourists yet (they don't know what they are missing!).

The main attraction in this park is a really old nine-storey brick and wooden Buddhist pagoda with octagonal storeys. With a height of 76 meters, it is the highest of the pagodas in Suzhou. The climb to the top involves a lot of steep wooden steps and so be prepared- but it's so worth it. There is some lovely art on the walls. When you the reach the ninth storey, all you hear is the bells on the roof chiming gently to the wind and you are treated to breath-taking views of the city! You get a sense of how Suzhou has embraced modernity and what an incredibly beautiful city it is.

Aside from the pagoda itself, there are many other things to see in this park- pavilions, a plum garden, a nine-dragon screen and a Ming dynasty cultural archway. But we spent a lot of time at the top of the pagoda- I just couldn't get enough of the panoramic views! This pagoda is so beautifully lighted in the night! Definitely a must-see place!
Written September 29, 2012
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CarSteHolden
Manchester, UK376 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Friends
Found this place on our way back to the station. Lovely place to walk around with a large Pagoda and Buddha statue. Very quiet and not crowded. We spent about 30 minutes here.
Written August 21, 2018
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kriskasprzak
Madison, AL33 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Business
This is a must see garden namely for its pagoda. The garden is quaint but has that classic Chinese feel. You can't walk up into the pagoda but you can walk around the ground floor. I went there in the middle of winter when it was showing.
Written February 7, 2018
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Nigel G
Singapore, Singapore8,671 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Solo
Took a stop on a walk around town to look at the pagoda and the temple dedicated to Guanyin - the Goddess of Mercy.

Statue of Buddha in the main courtyard, and thereafter the pagoda - open from bottom only - not for climbing. Traditional to encircle the pagoda in a clockwise direction. There is moon gateway to the right of the pagoda that leads to the temple. No information in English but plenty of shade to get out of the sun.
Written August 17, 2017
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dragonflytw65
Palm Harbor, FL2,794 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017
We were here eight years ago and hadn't planned to return, but by chance our metro stop exited directly in front of the site, line 4, Beisita stop. There was no metro at that time. We were happy to revisit the site and the memories. Entry was free and we were given a brochure with information in English which I didn't remember receiving the last time. The information added value. The Buddha statue and temple were very interesting and the garden in the right corner, beautiful. We spent 50 minutes here before taking the short walk to the Humble Administrator's Garden.
Written June 5, 2017
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CorshamRay
Corsham, UK57 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Couples
See the review for Beisita. The garden and temple around the pagoda are very pleasant. You cannot enter the pagoda.
Written March 19, 2017
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Tim O
Forest, VA60 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Solo
Only takes 15 minutes to walk around the whole site. Very interesting and well preserved. Across the street from the Silk museum, visit them as a pair.
Written December 11, 2016
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