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Humble Administrator's Garden

Humble Administrator's GardenNearby City

4.5/535,053 Reviews
UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site    
Garden
March 1st - November 15th 7:30-17:30, November 16th - February 28th 7:30-17:00. (Local time)
This is one of "China's Four Gardens" and a world cultural heritage site. The Humble Administrator’s Garden is known for its water landscape that highlights the ambiance of the Southern Chinese villages built on bodies of water. It is elegant and delicately designed. In the garden, different kinds of ancient architecture were built on water. They are scattered strategically and not one is the same as another. The garden is divided into three parts: the east, the middle, and the west. Each part has its own characteristics, especially the central garden, which basically maintains the simple and natural style of the Ming Dynasty gardens and represents the best of the whole garden.
Tiger Hill

Tiger HillNearby City

4.6/514,955 Reviews
Garden
May 1st - October 7th: 7:30-17:30, October 8th - April 30th of the following year: 7:30-17:00. (Local time)
Tiger Hill has a history of more than 2,500 years and is a landmark of Suzhou City. The attractions here are mostly historic sites with a beautiful view. Although Tiger Hill is only a small hill, it contains natural landscapes such as cliffs and ravines. Because of its construction history, many cultural attractions have been formed. In the garden, buildings and plants are built to complement each other according to the exquisite Jiangnan garden style. Here, you can learn about the story of the Spring and Autumn Period and visit the lopsided landmark, Yunyan Pagoda.
Li Garden

Li GardenNearby City

4.5/53,117 Reviews
Garden
7:30-17:30 ( boats stopped at 16:00) (Local time)
Wuhu, formerly known as Wuli Lake, is an inner lake in the northeast of Taihu Lake. The Li Garden streteching into Wuhu is a famous old park of Wuxi. It has the distinctive style of a water garden of Jiangnan. It is renowned for its water features, small narrow zhangti, and small bridges. There is a long porch on the water, and the peach blossoms are in full bloom in March and April. The lotus flowers are in bloom in June and September. It is just like a water garden. The buildings in the park are mostly based on the story of Fan Yi and Xi Shi. People come here to enjoy their romance as well as admire the garden's exquisiteness.
Lingshan Giant Buddha

Lingshan Giant BuddhaNearby City

4.7/520,362 Reviews
Statue/Sculpture
7:00-17:30 in summer and 7:00-17:00 in winter (Local time)
The Lingshan Giant Buddha is located on Xiaoling Mountain on the edge of Taihu Lake in Wuxi. Its scale is grand and spectacular. Many great masters came to hold grand ceremonies during its opening, and thus Chinese locals believe that it will bring good fortune if one prays to the great Buddha. There is also an interesting thing to try out when visiting the Buddha. When you look up at the Buddha and walk left or right, regardless of where you go, the eyes of the Buddha are always watching you, as if "the Dharma is boundless and sees everything."
Xihui Park

Xihui ParkNearby City

4.5/51,983 Reviews
Garden
8:00-17:30; 8:30-17:00 (winter opening hours) (Local time)
Xihui Park is a comprehensive large-scale park with numerous cultural relics and entertainment facilities. It includes famous scenic spots such as Jichang Garden, Huishan Temple, and Huishan Spring. You can visit the famous historical sites such as Jichang Garden and Huishan Spring and climb Xishan Mountain, which is where the name 'Wuxi city' comes from. To the east of this scenic spot is Yingshan Lake and to its east is Xishan Mountain. According to legend, during the Qin dynasty, this place was rich in tin ores (which is pronounced Xi in Chinese), however, in the Han Dynasty, tin ran out - which means no (Wu) tin (Xi) therefore Wuxi's city name was derived from this.
Lion Forest Garden

Lion Forest GardenNearby City

4.7/59,748 Reviews
Garden
low season(June, November-December)7:30-17:00 ; high season( April-May, July-October) 7:30-17:30 (Local time)
Lion Forest Garden, Humble Administrator's Garden, Lingering Garden, and Canglang Pavilion are collectively known as the “Four Famous Suzhou Gardens”. The Lion Forest was built in the Yuan Dynasty and was originally a back garden of Zen temples. It was later purchased as a private residence. This garden was treasured by Emperor Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty, who always stayed here during his visits to Southern China. Although the Lion Grove Garden is small, the artificial mountains in the park are very well-known. The strange rocks resemble dancing lions. The connection between the artificial mountains is not dissimilar to a maze. You can play hide-and-seek in the stone maze or count the number of observable stone lions.
Nanchang Street

Nanchang StreetNearby City

4.5/5512 Reviews
Featured Neighbourhood
Open all day (Local time)
One of the ancient streets of Wuxi, China is Nanchang Street. It is accompanied by a long and leisurely ancient canal, and affection for it lies deep in the hearts of generations of Wuxi people. Today's Nanchang Street is changing, outfitting itself with an elegant, unique and colorful charm to appeal to a variety of different people. It merges the slow life of the old Wuxi people with the young and fashionable, becoming a beautiful combination of both. At night, if you step into South Long Street nearby, you'll see a reflection of Hua Guang and red wine, and Nanchang Street is worth a trip to view its ancient yet modern sensibilities.
Shantang Street

Shantang StreetNearby City

4.5/53,470 Reviews
Featured Neighbourhood
8:00-21:00 (Local time)
Shantang Ancient Street is an ancient commercial street along the Shantang River in Northwest Suzhou. It boasts 1000 years of history and was built by the Tang Dynasty poet Bai Juyi when he was a government official in Suzhou. Today, at the southern end of the street, there is a temple built to commemorate him. Ancient bridges span across the river canals, and both sides of the canals are lined with old houses and traditional shops. In the evening, the red lanterns lining the street are reflected in the river, creating a picturesque scenery. You can take a boat ride for a fee, or find a tea house to drink tea and listen to traditional Suzhou Pingtan.
Lingering Garden

Lingering GardenNearby City

4.7/55,781 Reviews
Garden
March 1st - November 15th 7:30-17:30; November 16th - February 28th 7:30-17:00 (Local time)
The Lingering Garden, along with the Humble Administrator’s Garden in Suzhou, the Summer Palace in Beijing, and the Chengde Imperial Summer Resort in Hebei, are collectively known as China's Four Great Gardens. The Lingering Garden is known for the graceful beauty of its Chinese pavilions, rock collections, winding paths, the greenery which fills the park, and its jade-colored pond. Here, one can experience the calm of visiting an area in between that of a landscape garden and a natural landscape. The Lingering Garden was built in the Ming dynasty, in the 21st year of Emperor Wanli's reign (1593 CE) by Xu Taishi, a bureaucrat of the Ming court, as the landscape garden of his private residence. The garden was called the "East Garden" at the time. In the Qing dynasty, in the early years of Emperor Guangxu's reign, the garden was purchased by a bureaucrat by the name of Sheng Kang, who renamed it the "Lingering Garden". The garden is divided into four themed sections. Within a single garden, one can have a taste of four distinct scenes, namely natural landscapes, countrysides, mountain forests, and flower gardens.
Mei Garden

Mei GardenNearby City

4.6/52,239 Reviews
Garden
7:00-17:00 (Local time)
Located on the southern slope of Lushan Mountain in the western suburbs of Wuxi, Mei Garden is a private garden built in 1912. Every year from February to March, thousands of plum blossoms in the scenic area bloom together. The seas of flowers across the mountains attract countless photography enthusiasts. Coming slightly later than the plum blossoms period, the tulips are in full bloom at the end of March to April, when a tulip exhibition will be held at the scenic spot. In addition, desert plants can be viewed in the ornamental greenhouse located in the Garden Expo Park. If you don't come here in spring, you can come here to enjoy the lotus in summer and smell the sweetly fragrant osmanthus in autumn. You can also view the lanterns during the Mid-Autumn Festival.
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