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The Classical Gardens of Suzhou, Suzhou

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Included on the World Heritage List, The Classical Gardens of Suzhou showcases classical gardens once used by powerful aristocrats and businessmen. The foundations of the site were laid during the 6th century BCE, but it was during the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing dynasties (1644-1911) that the gardens became a city hotspot. You can visit up to 69 preserved gardens and its residential sections which still maintain the classical structure, arrangement of furniture, style, and aesthetics. Notice how each layout combines Chinese philosophy with Oriental art, creating a tranquil cultural aura. The site regularly follows a monitoring plan, so routine maintenance can temporarily ban tourists from accessing certain gardens. Arrange your visit to The Classical Gardens of Suzhou and discover more family-friendly attractions in Suzhou using our Suzhou itinerary planner.
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  • 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 thi...  more »
  • Perfect to spend nice afternoon lots of history and lots of things to see take taxi as no place to park watch your wallet  more »
  • 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 en...  more »