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Suzhou Garden Museum, Suzhou

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Where Prince Zhong's mansion once stood, now stands Suzhou Garden Museum, an exhibition building designed by a famous Chinese-American architect. Surrounded by exquisite courtyards, the three-story building represents a blend of modern halls and traditional gardens. You can visit three main areas of the museum--the central, western, and eastern areas. As you stroll through the museum, inspect the vast collection of Chinese national treasures ranging from handicraft works, paintings, and calligraphy, to porcelain, celadon, and silk relics. The museum also introduces its visitors to Chinese traditions, customs, festivals, belief systems, and folk activities. To find out how to plan a trip to Suzhou, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • I've followed many I M Pei's design from other parts of the world. However, this is probably the most classic one showcasing the tradtional Chinese symbols. Be notice that it's also popular among...  more »
  • The museum exhibits aren't great and the museum can get very busy on weekends. It's worth going for the building alone though, it's a very interesting design.  more »
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  • The most authoritative garden museum all over the world. The buildings are uniquely designed, bringing out the charm of Suzhou gardens.
  • Must see if you are around, typical architecture and zhejianr garden style. But If you already visit some garden in the area you may thought all look the same! By the way they have a pretty good collection of magnificent bonsai. Best time to visit is maybe in early spring ~February to see the prunus mune flowers!

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