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Canglang Pavilion (Blue Wave Pavilion)

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Address: No.3 Canglangting Road, Canglang District, Suzhou 215007, China
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+86 512 6519 4375
07:30 - 17:00
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Small, but oldest

The Garden is hidden between PanMen and Grden of the Master of the Nets. Don't miss it as it's apperently the oldest of the major surviving gardens. It's small and as it is not... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2015
Bratislava, Slovakia
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Hong Kong, China
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

one of the oldest surviving gardens in Suzhou, its elegance and history makes Cang Lang Pavillion very special- in fact it is one of my favourites. yes most of it has been reconstructed and yes during my visit, (2nd week of Oct 2016) there were some major construction work going on near the entrance (there wasn't even a "proper" bus... More 

Thank J W
Bratislava, Slovakia
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

The Garden is hidden between PanMen and Grden of the Master of the Nets. Don't miss it as it's apperently the oldest of the major surviving gardens. It's small and as it is not touristic, it's visited by the locals. The entrance fee is only 20 RMB or 40RMB if you combine it with the opposite Ke garden.

Thank Zuzana_sldkv
Shanghai, China
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2015

Nothing special. It's near the south campus of Soochow university. Frankly speaking I've never even been there for the purpose of sightseeing. Just crossed by hundreds of time. So, giving an average rating. Next to it, along the renmin road, you can find bars and night clubs, phoebe, baidu, etc. .

Thank lovedoc10
London, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2015

When feel tired, Canglang will be the best choice for getting away from the city crowd. It is regarded as the oldest garden among the existing classical gardens of Suzhou. Instead of noises in cities, it is pretty quite and peaceful there.

Thank Grace F
Subang Jaya, Malaysia
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2015

Despite located in central Suzhou, I enjoyed the peace and quiet strolling in the gardens. It's not as touristy as the other gardens but I quite like vibes here. I'd probably bring my own tea and books and spend an afternoon chilling next time.

Thank ChingsinW
Shenyang, China
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2013

I like the place for it is like a pearl hidden in Suzhou's central and busy old town. You zigzag in the lane networks in the old town and somehow you see this place. Something like a coincidence. The garden itself is small and peaceful with less tourists compared with other more famous gardens in the city. Good for a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 September 2013

No doubt this garden will be just lovely to visit when the workers finish but, unless you like your gardens wrapped in green netting, covered in bamboo scaffolding and smelling of dust and shellac, skip it and visit another one. You'll still be charged the full peak entry fee and half the garden is a construction site - not a... More 

Thank Davo60
Shanghai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2013

The Surging Waves Pavilion is currently under construction, most likely through September 2013. Call first to check if the construction is finished if you want to see the garden in its original shape. On the other hand, if you are interested in the construction of Garden Buildings, now is the time to go. Tourists are still allowed free run of... More 

Thank Elyn M
Shanghai, China
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310 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2013

The garden feels like a wonderful quiet and calm space in the centre of the city. We had a local guide who explained so many features to us and then took us to the Confucian Temple across the road next to Suzhou High School.

Thank John T
Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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Reviewed 29 January 2013

This garden has less of the obsessive-compulsive feel to it, and more of the natural lines that lend it an organic character. Of all the gardens we have been to in Suzhou, this one is one fo the best.

Thank Josiah R

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