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I've followed many I M Pei's design from other parts of the world. However, this is probably the most classic one showcasing the tradtional Chinese symbols. Be notice that it's also popular among Chinese tourists. Better to choose a weekday to visit.
The museum exhibits aren't great and the museum can get very busy on weekends. It's worth going for the building alone though, it's a very interesting design.
The Suzhou Museum is a blend between modern design and the past history of Suzhou. The building itself is Instagram/facebook photo worthy. The Museum is not that big but is worth your 1-2 hours.
It is hard to know whether to commend more the modern building or the well-displayed collection of antiquities from the area around Suzhou. Although many visitors seem more interested in snapping phone pictures of the objects, the building is spacious enough that it's not as…
It is free entry but you have to register for a visiting slot online. Very troublesome if you are doing it on the spot via their WeChat QR code provided at the information center. The service staff also not very helpful unless pressed, mayhap because we are Chinese speaking…