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Suzhou Museum

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Address: Dongbei Jie Near Lindman Lu, Suzhou 215001, China
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Phone Number: 0512-67541534,0512-67575666
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6 day Shanghai

I travel around the world for places like this. The Exhibits are presented absolutely perfekt. Pottery, Money, ethnic diversity, 2 hours are not enough!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I travel around the world for places like this. The Exhibits are presented absolutely perfekt. Pottery, Money, ethnic diversity, 2 hours are not enough!

Thank Albin R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

New museum with good air conditioning ! Not too big that it takes a long time to get around and becomes dull, but enough exhibits to make it really interesting !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I basically planned my trip to Suzhou to see Pei's labour of love. It didn't disappoint. Lovely lines of the buildings inside and out. I think the building maybe more interesting than the collection which is saying something as the collection is wonderful. The exit through an old mansion is a great and unexpected bonus especially if you can linger.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After visiting the Humble Administrator's garden in 90+ heat, it was nice to wander the Suzhou Museum next door and get some relief. We only did the first floor.

Thank Kathy T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

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 August 18, 2016

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 July 25, 2016

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.

Thank Ray L

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