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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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  • The small territory split chic, exotic garden ... Everything was done according to Feng-Shui. Pond float fish, rocks, small caves, plants are exhibited in the style of Banzai. Exotic plants, made by stone arches. The impression is stunning. The tiny "patch" rock the Earth organized such a cozy corner.
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  • May be, that the garden is large and important for the Chinese, and therefore the onslaught of tourists can be justified. But if you feel in the Park as in the subway to the rush hour, it loses any aesthetics. Maybe I'm too banal to see the beauty in the plant, but you can't see more than crying and breathing down Chinese there.
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  • Narrow in Suzhou city, verse singing like a nice garden. Feel theme, each scene is maze like complex has.
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