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Ouyuan Garden

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Address: No.7 Xiaoxing Alley, Cang Street, Pingjiang District, Suzhou 215001, China
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Phone Number: +86 512 6727 1767
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Nice garden and natural stone arts

The garden was supposed to be for the wives of the wealthy man in Suzhou, China. It is very artistic and calming...its good to bring kids to this place. And spend some time in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 July 2016
DanielMuljanto
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Solo, Indonesia
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Solo, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

The garden was supposed to be for the wives of the wealthy man in Suzhou, China. It is very artistic and calming...its good to bring kids to this place. And spend some time in the garden. At the end of the trip from the garden, we will be taken to the exit door by a traditional boat. Remember to give... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

The Couple's Retreat or Ouyuan Garden consists of a large residential complex , with smaller houses built in the middle of the layout, with two gardens to the east and the west, respectively. On three sides it is surrounded by a canals on three sides . Walking through the many formal entries, rooms, courtyards , with connecting passageways, covered walkways,... More 

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Gandhinagar, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

Having visited the Humble Administrator's and Lion Forest Gardens earlier in the day, I was somewhat Garden fatigued by the time I made it to the Ouyuan in the evening. The smaller scale of the garden and the smaller crowds revived me, and I spent a happy 1.5 hours wandering the garden and soaking it all in. While the larger... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

The "Couples Garden" is wonderful. It is the scale of a large home with grounds and feels like you could imagine living there. It's the sort of place that you look for the small details (be sure to look up as well as around!) rather than take lots of dramatic photos. Highly recommended.

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Thank sbabones
Aiken, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015

This garden is hard to find, down an alley off Xi Bei Street. I suggest you bring the tourist map supplied by the Information Centre opposite the Suzhou Museum, and show it to locals as you go. They are happy to direct you, even when they speak no English, and you will eventually find the garden (as well as two... More 

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Suzhou, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015

Much smaller and less crowded than the Humble Administrator's Garden. Like other reviews said, get here early to avoid the tour groups. The garden is much nicer when it is quiet and peaceful; the yelling tour groups disrupt the tranquility (and also make it very difficult to move about).

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Thank Daniel C
Maia, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

This Garden in Suzhou is nice and properly maintained. It’s not one of the biggest but you can a have a feeling of the old Chinese way of life. I’ve enjoyed this attraction and it allows to go the canals and the old city of Suzhou. The subway is near and due to the size and location it allows you... More 

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Canada
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610 reviews
509 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015

Ouyuan Garden (The Couple's Retreat Garden) was added to UNESCO's World Heritage Sites in 2000. It took a little more than an hour from Shanghai to Ouyuen. This is a typical wealthy or government official house. The house has 2 gardens, south side and east. This garden went through many owners and history and it eventually became run down. In... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2015

One of the smaller gardens and more out of the way, but has the extra advantage of a boat trip, and for a small tip, some traditional boating songs.

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Thank LaoM42
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14 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2014

The entrance is only 25rmb, they open at 7:30hrs and close at 17:00hrs. A great place to take pictures and sit in the small pagodas just listening the birds.

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