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Suzhou Museum, Suzhou

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Where Prince Zhong's mansion once stood, now stands Suzhou Museum, an exhibition building designed by a famous Chinese-American architect. Surrounded by exquisite courtyards, the three-story building represents a blend of modern halls and traditional gardens. You can visit three main areas of the museum--the central, western, and eastern areas. As you stroll through the museum, inspect the vast collection of Chinese national treasures ranging from handicraft works, paintings, and calligraphy, to porcelain, celadon, and silk relics. The museum also introduces its visitors to Chinese traditions, customs, festivals, belief systems, and folk activities. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Suzhou Museum by using our Suzhou travel itinerary maker.
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  • 他不需要门票, 但是里面展出的东西相当不错, 中间有一个非常美丽的湖。 在一番之后,出口是忠王府, 里面非常的古色古香。  more »
  • Long lines to get into this museum, but the day we went there was no fee. From the paleolithic period through to more recent times, there are a lot of displays important to the various dynasties that ...  more »
  • 不知道有没有人跟我一样只是为了贝聿铭来的。 入口在新馆,出口在旧馆。可能因为位置很好,毗临抽政园,又免费,来看的人很多。一个市立博物馆这么有人气也是较少见的了。周末上午要排队45分钟左右,建议下午来,排队的人少些。 新馆外观和内部布置都有中西式风格。白墙灰边的色调,几何图形的外观。最吸引人的是建筑中间的水池,倒映着周围亭台楼阁的影子,拍照特别有感觉。馆里开了不少角窗,一窗一景,里面那个咖啡馆的窗户...  more »
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  • Suzhou Museum is one of the best museums in East China. I say this not because the museums are better or worse elsewhere in China, but because I've visited too few cities in the north to make a conclusion. To start off, the admission is FREE! You may have to wait for 15 minutes if you show up in the morning, but the line moves fast, and you'll get in soon. The collection is well curated, by the end of it you will have a basic understanding of the history of this region. There is also a collection of modern art pieces donated by renowned Chinese artists. I highly recommend checking it out. You can rent the audio guide for 20 RMB in Chinese and 30 RMB in other languages including English. However, they do run out fast, at least the Chinese ones. If you can read and understand Chinese, I recommend that you use WeChat (WeXin in Chinese) and follow Suzhou Museum's official account. There you can type in the number of the displayed artwork, and receive an interpretation either in text or audio format. It's a popular place for both locals and tourists, young and old, especially the pre-school-aged kids (idk why but they're everywhere in the museum), so please prepare yourself for a rather noisy atmosphere. There are other places within 30 minutes' walk from the museum to enjoy some serenity, but unfortunately not inside the museum. Last but not the least, the architecture is a masterpiece of I.M.Pei, the buildings alone are worth visiting!
  • Always a pleasure to visit here and enjoy the seasonal exhibitions that change frequently. A true beauty to enjoy!
  • Beautiful building encorporating local features. Pei's relatives lived in this city.
  • Old and new, modern and traditional museum. Very intesting place.
  • Probably the best place in Shuzou. They have some really nice and unique items.