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Humble Administrator's Garden, Suzhou

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Must see · World heritage site · Garden · Park
Listed as a World Heritage Site, Humble Administrator's Garden represents one of the city's most famous and largest gardens. The garden was built during the Shaoxing period and endured constant change throughout history, usually under private governance. Covering an area of 51,590 sq m (555.310 sq ft), the maze-like site contains numerous Ming-style elaborate pavilions, courtyards, and bridges, which connect islands and pools. You can explore three sections of the garden, where you can behold many natural and cultural landmarks. Also, attend the frequently held floral exhibitions, where you can learn much about plant life and see examples of bonsai trees, lotuses, and other flowers. To visit Humble Administrator's Garden and other attractions in Suzhou, use our Suzhou trip itinerary planner.
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  • This was by far my favourite garden in Suzhou. We went in the morning (9am) before the garden began to fill up. I loved how it was divided into "sections" we could explore. It's near other places we.....  more »
  • This is one of the four most important gardens in China. Perfectly preserved and well maintained. Shows off the ancient Chinese fixation with stone formations and meaning. Great use of water with...  more »
  • I really love this place. So beautiful and peaceful. Love it so much! But be careful with crowd. I came to this place with some mass tourist, and it's so terrible. 😑 But this place so huge, just make sure to move more quickly and you can pass them 😂
  • Beautiful and peaceful. You have a lot of scenery to take amazing pictures with small streams, bridges and pagodas. Highly recommend if you happen to be in the area. Its only about half an hour bullet train ride from Shanghai...

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