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Address: No.178 Northeast Road, Pingjiang District, Suzhou 215001, China
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Phone Number: +86 512 6751 0286
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A beautiful scenic garden

It is amazing just how many different vistas you can get in one garden. When we visited it was busy but luckily is big enough to not be crowded. When the lotus flowers are in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is amazing just how many different vistas you can get in one garden. When we visited it was busy but luckily is big enough to not be crowded. When the lotus flowers are in bloom it must be absolutely stunning. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The morning landscape of Humble Administrator’s Garden is wonderful, especially after the rain. We went there in the morning, and there were few visitors. Some of the flowers had dropped because of the rainy season. We spent about 3 hours to walk around and it was really big, and every place had its own characteristic. I like the pavilions and... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Humble Administrator's Garden is one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. Granted, this past trip to China last month was the first time I'd ever been out of the United States, but this site was definitely one of the prettiest places to visit in an outstandingly beautiful city. And for those in Suzhou looking to a good... More 

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LaGrangeville, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fairly small but very scenic and peaceful garden that won't take a lot of time to explore. It's well worth a visit. Unfortunately to get to the entrance you have to walk down a long, narrow street filled with local vendors.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful Chinese style gardens, fascinating architecture, big bonsai gardens, and a lot of water channels

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Plenty of gardens to choose from, however, I heard that this one is the best. It's indeed very beautiful!!! Many sights to feed your eyes in and take photos... I was in November , so a bit off season, the garden was not crowded (only a few groups of local pupils and tourists), and was quite and extremely pleasant.

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Signage in the park are in Chinese except for the main directions. The pond are poorly maintained. Wild grasses grew in between rocks. The stations are not properly lit. Not worth the money paid to enter.

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Shanghai Region, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the Must see when in Suzhou. Come in summer to appreciate the lotus plant and flower in the ponds with their magnificent color together with the lovely and colorful Mandarina Ducks

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a pleasure to visit this garden. Despite that it is fall time, the garden still has a lot to show. My best piece is the bonsai's garden. It contains one of the best bonsai collection. Each bonsai is a piece of art. For livers of Chinese garden designs, this garden is a must see. In summary, it is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You need a good couple of hours here, maybe three. We felt we were being rushed so told our guide the miss the next visit (Tongli) - proved a good choice as: a) the gardens are really peaceful and lovely; and b) the traffic back to Shanghai on a Sunday evening is truly awful so we got back at a... More 

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