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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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No.12 Gongyuan Road, Canglang District, Suzhou 215006, China
+86 512 962015
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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.

Thank Cheri M
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
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

This is one of many amazing cultural and historic gardens in Suzhou. Certainly not the biggest but not to be missed. It has a lot of historic rooms, buildings and water features crammed into a fairly small area. If you plan to go then definitely...More

Thank GrumpyJockUK
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Tea L
Hello Manu and everyone, I will be in Shanghai in 2 months and interested in going to Suzhou and visit the gardens. It seems amazing from everyone's posts. However, I cannot speak Chinese. Is it possible to get the bullet train tickets and navigate from Shanghai to Suzhou or around Suzhou, speaking English or I must pay a private tour guide? Please advise me. Thank you.
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
My tour guide did not know where this is. Can someone give me landmarks and a more detailed address besides what's on trip advisor for this location? I tried the address on trip advisor and it wasn't helpful. Thank you!
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
Diane Dodd H
Hello! Where was your guide from and how did you hire him? I will be in Shanghai next weekend, and hope to spend the day in Suzhou before returning home. Did he price by the day/ hour and if so how much? Thank you! Bringing my daughter so I'm trying get not to spend every dime on transportation . We will be leaving fro Shanghai, pudong
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