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Humble Administrator's Garden

No.178 Northeast Road, Pingjiang District, Suzhou 215001, China
+86 512 6751 0286
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No.178 Northeast Road, Pingjiang District, Suzhou 215001, China
+86 512 6751 0286
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a worthwhile visit, although my wife and I preferred the Master of the Nets Garden. This garden was not so busy, probably a reflection of its lesser popularity. Worthwhile visiting though, if you like your gardens.

Thank Colin B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth a visit. Reasonable audio guide. Plan for an hour. Interesting surrounding neighborhoods as well, with local color.

Thank SpyrosSak
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great getaway from the city by speed train for less than 40 yuans. Peaceful place with a really nice (and huge) Bonzai garden. On the first days of December, the light was really nice on the multi colored falling tree leaves. Don't...More

Thank whoareyoumusic
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Humble Administrator's Garden (拙政園, also known as Zhuōzhèng Yuán) is located in the northeast of Suzhou city (蘇州) of Jiangsu, China. Around 200 private gardens reached its peak in the Ming (明朝1368–1644) and Qing (清朝1644–1911) dynasties. There are 69 preserved gardens in Suzhou today, eight...More

Thank jameshuang
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was another beautiful garden, and one of the largest we visited. There were a number of distinct sections, each with a slightly different feel. One area that was different from the other gardens was the Bonsai tree section (pictures below). As with the other...More

Thank Dave R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

will give you a very good insight into things in ancient china...the bonsai garden inside is also a must see....we visited in late autumn, try and visit during spring to catch the full beauty of the place...

Thank Geogeneric
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We tried to put the crowd out of mind and almost succeeded in melding with the rock gardens and reflecting pool, finding a sort of serenity. One of the world's great gardens.

Thank Alfred79
Reviewed 10 November 2017

As part of our tour, we visited the garden. It is very beautiful with lovely greenery and buildings. The atmosphere was one of calm and relaxation. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank Kathy H
Reviewed 10 November 2017

One of the largest and finest gardens in Suzhou. A great example of chinese garden design. The garden is very busy with lots of visitors and the paths are rather narrow so be prepared to be pushed around and be very patient. Some areas had...More

Thank Karel V
Reviewed 7 November 2017

great to see some old China very interesting had a guide that spoke English and was fascinating to see some the ancient history of this city

Thank 186233Graham153
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5 November 2017|
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Response from Lyu G | Reviewed this property |
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Laura H
29 October 2016|
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Response from Achuth | Reviewed this property |
If your husband doesnt like the gardens much, and if you must visit one garden, I would definitely recommend the Couple's retreat garden. Basically we stumbled upon this "gem" when we went on hunt for a zoo for my kid. Once... More
Laura H
29 October 2016|
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Response from Bowyergirl52 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Laura, there are many gardens to see, i liked this garden because you could also see the hose & how they lived & there wer lovely bonsaii's but even the public gardens were beautiful