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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Humble Administrator's Garden Reviews
上海から日帰りで行ける世界遺産は、拙政園などの9つの庭園ですが、一番大きくて見所があるという拙政園に、行くことにしました。虎丘からの移動や遊覧船に乗ったこともあり、時間が取れず入場料もかかるので入口の門だけ見て帰りました。残念でした。 中に入れたら素晴らしかったと思います。 more »The world heritage site that can be reached on a day trip from Shanghai is nine gardens such as the Shoseien, but I decided to go to the Saiseien, which is the biggest and most interesting place to visit. Because I moved from Toraoka and got on a sightseeing boat, I couldn't take time and it took an entrance fee, so I went back to see only the entrance gate. It was too bad. I think it was wonderful if I put it in.
I've visited there with friends. Just ordinary garden with a big lake in it. Decorated with stones and scriptures but for me, it is just ordinary Chinese traditional garden. Mostly Chinese people visi... 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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