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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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  • I think including more cultural visits in as decoration of the garden with their nice, in the building works of calligraphy hung or to advance the preparation and able to understand.
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  • It is true what they say about the gardens of Suzhou they are just wonderful well worth taking the time out to visit at least some of them. 
  • A very nice garden, very interesting with a beautiful story ... with a lot of greenery, flowers and chinese architecture, is worth knowing.
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