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The Classical Gardens of Suzhou

No.12 Gongyuan Road, Canglang District, Suzhou 215006, China
+86 512 962015
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Suzhou Day Tour: Lion Grove Garden and Pingjiang Road with Canal Boat Ride
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No.12 Gongyuan Road, Canglang District, Suzhou 215006, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I would loved to have seen the "gardens" when in full bloom but it was interesting with all of the pathways, waterways, and bridges. (Don't go in November and I'm sure it is beautiful in Full Bloom!)

Thank saxy66
Reviewed 20 May 2017

we had a beautifull day at this Garden, the place were full of different copules of brides and grooms taking pictures for their wedding albums ! it was really nice to see many of them together , a thing that do not happen anywhere else...More

Thank Claudya P
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Perfect to spend nice afternoon lots of history and lots of things to see take taxi as no place to park watch your wallet

Thank M5189NKrobertn
Reviewed 24 April 2017

another of the many beautiful gardens of Suzhou, smaller in size and easy to meander. It is very peaceful, it was, thankfully, not crowded so left room to breath and to enjoy. The seniors of Suzhou enjoy free entry and can visit the tea houses...More

Thank frasedbv
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Very disappointed as there were so many people, you could not see the gardens well enough to appreciate. Lining up to walk through a door or gate is not my idea of fun....but that is me. We had a one day private tour which included...More

Thank Scottie799
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This a definite must to understand the beauty of Chinese gardens. The water, pagoda,river and city wall speak to the history of the city. You will understand the history and architecture of this rural Chinese city.

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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Beautiful gardens with Koi carps ponds , little bridges and pagodas. A very tranquil and peaceful place to spend some times strolling by.

Thank luckyonelol
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Visited garden in January when there were no crowds to speak of. Very tranquil space in the middle of a hectic city.

Thank Alan P
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

It was great to have a look into what life must have been like for the family and staff that made up this household. I particularly enjoyed this visit because the gardens weren't too extensive. There was a good amount of variety without having to...More

Thank tanemcleay
Reviewed 2 February 2017

A really great way to spend an afternoon is to research (book or online) and pick 2 or 3 gardens that strike your fancy and head out. If you like stone arrangements (I'm now a fan), this is your town. If you like climbing more...More

Thank Mark C
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Tea L
23 May 2016|
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Response from Uli_in_Germany | Reviewed this property |
It is not really necessary to have a guide. But that depends on how easy you feel travelling. The train from Shanghai to Suzhou is direct and no problem. Print yourself a map of Suzhou and mark which gardens you want to see... More
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SamDMD
6 February 2016|
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Response from Bjørn H | Reviewed this property |
The Humble Administrator's Garden (simplified Chinese: 拙政园; traditional Chinese: 拙政園; pinyin: Zhuōzhèng Yuán) is a renowned Chinese garden in Suzhou. The garden is located at n°178 Dongbei Street (东北街178号). Lingering... More
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Diane Dodd H
17 April 2015|
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Response from Superdaves | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, we were the same. The guide was provided as part of a tour group. The challenge is getting a local one with enough English proficiency for you but each area has quite a few signs explaining what you are... More
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