Classical Gardens of Suzhou
Once the private retreats of families living in Suzhou, the gardens that survived the cities whirlwind modernization -- several of them making up a UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the Classical Gardens of Suzhou -- are now the city’s primary tourist attractions. While the city’s earliest gardens date back to the sixth century BC, their popularity reached its peak between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries, when some 200 private gardens dotted the city.
If your time in Suzhou is limited, try not to miss the Fisherman’s Net Garden, Lion Grove Garden, Humble Administrator’s Garden and Lingering Garden. Each garden charges a separate entrance fee, and many offer free tours, though often only in Mandarin.
Tours & Tickets
Visit two picturesque Chinese towns, Suzhou and Zhouzhuang on a day trip from Shanghai. You'll see how daily life has remained unchanged over the centuries in ... Read more
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)
Private Day Trip of Suzhou Humble Administrator's Garden, Tiger Hill and Master of Nets Garden from Shanghai
When you travel to Shanghai, you should not miss the exquisite gardens in nearby Suzhou. The Humble Administrator's Garden, the Tiger Hill and Master of Nets ... Read more
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)