Designed in line with the unique traditional Chinese aesthetic, the gardens in Suzhou are probably not that garden-like. Instead, they act more as a spiritual utopia for our ancestor who in pursuit of the peace in mind. Take a stroll around the gardens and appreciate their delicately sculpted ponds and rockeries, elegant beams and pillars, carefully placed trees and flowers etc. you will definitely understand them.
Besides the famous Humble Adminstrator's Garden, Lingering Garden, and Master of Nets Gardenn. Lion Grove Garden is also worth visiting when you are traveling with kids; nothing's more interesting than to play hide-and-seek in its legion of curiously shaped rocks.
Water town side tour
If you have a half day or full day left after toured Suzhou city, extend your tour to a nearby water town, Tongli, Zhouzhuang, or Xitang, which are within easy drivingdistance of Suzhou.And we admit Zhouzhuang is more famous, and perhaps more familiar to youbut it's also more commercialized than Tongli.
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