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The Classical Gardens of Suzhou

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Address: No.12 Gongyuan Road, Canglang District, Suzhou 215006, China
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Phone Number: +86 512 962015
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Even in winter, a beautiful garden

We were surprised how beautiful the gardens were even in winter- there were things in bloom and the bonsai garden was amazing. Well worth the trip

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were surprised how beautiful the gardens were even in winter- there were things in bloom and the bonsai garden was amazing. Well worth the trip

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Suzhou, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very well kept, the Suzhou gardens are outstanding on their own right as world and chinese national heritage. Almost always overcrowded at weekends, the best days to visit are Tu/We/Thu - you may get a feeling of old the ancient times, with scholars studying, walking the garden paths and yingyang-ing off world problems. Take a Judge Dee-copy and you'll most... More 

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Sulaymaniyah, Iraq
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

one of the best place in Suzhou try to go with group or your friends very nice specially in sunny days

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The garden is very big and the uneven path is difficult for the physically challenged. The flowers in the ponds are all dead this time of the year. I presumed that it will be prettier in the Spring.

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Hannover, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is true what they say about the gardens of Suzhou they are just wonderful well worth taking the time out to visit at least some of them.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Interesting and beautiful gardens. When we went it was a National Holiday so pictures were not easy to take. it is a very relaxing place when not too many people are around.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Our family enjoyed our stroll through this beautiful garden. Very well preserved and maintained. Fantastic structures, walking paths, foliage and ponds. Very tranquil and relaxing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

My family came here in the month of Nov. Weather was cold and the ambience was tranquil and serene. Beautiful colorful shades of leaves and flowers in exquisite garden landscape dotted by the artistic rock formation and antique furniture. I always enjoy the aesthetic tranquility of Chinese garden landscapes that reflect the harmony in nature. Emperors of the past dynasties... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed moving through the classical gardens in Suzhou despite the crowds. There was a lovely cooling breeze that came off the ponds and people seemed to all be enjoying themselves. Great to have someone with you to tell you the history as you move through. Recommended:-)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I would plan to include this and Liu Yuan if you like Humble Admin Garden. I actually like the smaller ones just becuase of the crowd is less. :)

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