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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  • Even if i went during the weekend the place was not so crowded as expected ; there are some interesting pagoda's suspended above the water and a very beautiful small garden which has many beautiful bo...  more »
  • Located in the historic town of Suzhou and classified in the list of world cultural heritage of UNESCO, must-see, it is unclear where to look.
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