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Suzhou Museum

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Address: Dongbei Jie near Lindman Lu, Suzhou 215001, China
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This small museum was designed by I.M. Pei, a very renowned architect who was born here. I was expecting a little more than the rather subdued architecture that is actually... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Too average that I found nothing much interesting to see. You will be delighted if you are into Suzhou history

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Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This small museum was designed by I.M. Pei, a very renowned architect who was born here. I was expecting a little more than the rather subdued architecture that is actually present. The collection of the museum is outstanding and it is definitely worth a visit.

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Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great museum! recognizing it is relatively new I was very happy to see how developed the exhibits were.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Suzhou Museum made it on my list of things to do because I.M. Pei designed it. Little did I know the collection and exhibits are exquisite - a good way to learn Chinese history too! I only had an hour to spend but an ideal visit would be at least 3-4 hours so you can leisurely take on the exhibits... More 

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Usually QC
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Firstly, it is a FREE museum. But you must RESERVE your tickets/time slot online or else line up for a long while. Review: The building itself is a work of art by a renowned architect. (He also did the reverse pyramids in the louvre) Upon entering, the layout is a bit confusing as there are several corridors that go around... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are two aspects to this museum, one is its collection, the other is the building and its garden. The collection gives an interesting overview over some of the historic development in this part of China. For somebody not acquainted deeply with Chinese history, sometimes the descriptions and the exhibtion concept can be a bit lacking. Still, this is one... More 

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Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

The museum was designed by I. M. Pei, the acclaimed Chinese-American architect. He borrowed elements from traditional Chinese gardening aesthetics into this contemporary architecture. The white-grey palates wall the museums, and the composition of water, rocks and trees reminds you of Chinese ink painting. Definitely a place worth visiting. The galleries inside have traditional Chinese ceramics, paintings, stationaries on display.... More 

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Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

Suzhou museum building is quite modern and we were pleasantly surprised by. It is situated in the older part of Suzhou and next to the Humble Administrator's Garden . If you have time, walk the narrow lanes of old Suzhou across the street from the museum and see the pretty canals. You will come across lots of people offering half... More 

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Shanghai, China
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Reviewed April 10, 2017

This is one of the most popular museums in Asia, mostly because of its world famous architecture. The museum is small and mostly focuses on Chinese art. The highlight that stood out to me is the amazingly lifelike silk art that makes me want to visit the silk museum on my next trip to Suzhou. My visit was on the... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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Reviewed April 5, 2017

I visited here with my 5 year old daughter. The museum focuses on treasures of the Wu Culture -- so a regional museum but at a international level. The collections are well displayed and explained in both Chinese and English. Designed by IM Pei the whole space is aesthetically pleasing with a lovely courtyard with pathways across a pond full... More 

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