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Suzhou Museum

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Address: Dongbei Jie Near Lindman Lu, Suzhou 215001, China
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Private Day-Tour: Suzhou Museum and Tongli Water Town From Shanghai

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A must-visit in East China

Suzhou Museum is one of the best museums in East China. I say this not because the museums are better or worse elsewhere in China, but because I've visited too few cities in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Suzhou Museum is one of the best museums in East China. I say this not because the museums are better or worse elsewhere in China, but because I've visited too few cities in the north to make a conclusion. To start off, the admission is FREE! You may have to wait for 15 minutes if you show up in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful outside garden and architecture. English volunteer tours in specific times and a great WeChat account if you read Chinese.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The line starts early as they only let in a restricted number of visitors at once but that made for a lovely experience. Plan for a 2-hour visit through this museum

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

This is a very famous museum, mostly because it was designed by I.M. Pei. We had to line up for more than two hours in a 90 degree temperature before being able to enter it. The architecture follows that style of the Suzhou gardens. It is simple and reminds one of a zen atmosphere. There are so many visitors, no... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

If Suzhou is your only stop in China, or if you're a huge fan of Chinese art, this might be a good stop. Otherwise, not worth the queue. To me (admittedly as someone who's not a fan of traditional art), it was very similar to the art museums in other Chinese cities, just smaller.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Excellent museum going through the history of Suzhou and the Jiangsu area. Excellent exhibits with priceless antiques and historical items on display. Has free guided tours of the museum. More difficult to get a tour guide then other tourist areas in Suzhou, so might be a little difficult for non-Chinese speakers, still worth a visit though.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

Designed by I.M Pei, the museum building boasts a stunning modern architecture combined with key elements of landscape gardening that are heart and soul of Suzhou. Yet overall collection is rather small, compare to peers in Nanjing, Hangzhou, Shanghai etc. Suzhou was the ancient capital of Wu which dates back over 2500 years, one would naturally expect a larger display... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

the museum is a masterclass in architecture through updating a traditional language to is contemporary form. the collection is not that impressive, however of the China lovers it will make evident the rich and colourful tradition of this country. Do stroll through the gardens next door as well, the Humble administrator's garden and in the scenic area in the centre.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

This museum is a hidden gem. It contains relics from the Warring States, 1,000 years BC. Of course, this is China and you'll uncover cultural relics easily on any excavation. You'll appreciate Suzhou and its historical significance a lot more than before.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Really enjoyed the Suzhou Museum. New building to house the exhibited art. This museum uses arts of various kinds from the bronze age to present to tell the history of China and the Wu Era in this Yangtze River delta area. Labeling of exhibits is fantastic, so one gets the historical perspective of ceramics, woodworking, the development of the silk... More 

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