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. Plan to visit The Classical Gardens of Suzhou and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Suzhou attractions using our Suzhou tour itinerary maker .
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  • We stopped in the small town is Suzhou visit this garden, the old Suzhou and the vegetable market. The garden is typical of the country with water gardens really a nice place to visit
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  • SuZhou is famous for its Classical gardens. Most of them were built during the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Currently there are at least 9 or 10 gardens are the most popular and well-known ones. They are ...  more »
  • Like most gardens in Suzhou, this one is very beautiful and well taken care of. With the vegetation and the ponds it makes the visit more relaxing.  more »

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