Top 8 Classical Gardens of Suzhou
Suzhou gardens enjoy a worldwide reputation for the intricate layout and perfect miniature landscape in a limited space. Strolling inside, visitors can not only experience an elegant and tranquil cultural atmosphere, but also a delicate combination of Chinese architecture and natural scenery.
Most of the classical gardens of Suzhou were built for private use by aristocrats and rich businessmen, and it was not until the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties that Suzhou garden construction gradually reached a quite active period. Until now, some classical gardens are still very well preserved, most of which have been listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, such as Humble Administrator’s Garden, Lingering Garden and Master of Nets Garden.
Humble Administrator’s Garden (Zhuo Zheng Yuan)
Recommended Tour to the Garden: One Day Suzhou Tour from $128
Lingering Garden (Liu Yuan)
Recommended Tour with Lingering Garden: 5 Days Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou Tour
Master of Nets Garden (Wang Shi Yuan)
Recommended Tour with Master of Nets Garden: 2 Full Days Private Suzhou Tour from $299
Mountain Villa with Embracing Beauty (Huanxiu Mountain Villa)
Lion Grove Garden (Shizilin)
Canglang Pavilion (Blue Wave Pavilion)
Couple’s Retreat Garden (Ou Yuan)
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In addition, you can also go to the Tiger Hill.
Actually, SZ is not a big city. The transportation is convenient. And those well-known attractions are distributed not far from each other. So city bus is also a good choice.
I see from the Suzhou subway map in line 5, there is Humble Administrator's Garden station, whether it is close to the Humble Administrator's Garden Area???
I heard the English speaking private tour guide charges CNY500-600 per day there for your reference!
Is it too much to walk this distance?
It is suggested to take a taxi to reach directly and the taxi fare is around 13RMB.