Suzhou's Humble Administrator's Garden

Trip Start Sep 17, 2008
Trip End Sep 18, 2008

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Suzhou's Humble Administrator's Garden

The Humble Administrator's Garden was one of the three gardens I visited in Suzhou during my trip. I really wish I had the time to visit one garden on one day. They are so beautiful and so large. Their designs are so well thought out that even though there may be a large number of visitors, you always feel fairly alone. I would love to have been able to just sit in a pavilion for an hour or so before exploring some more and visiting another pavilion for a while. Suzhou's gardens are meant to mimic nature, but in a way that enhances each element. It is amazing to think that such an amazing place as the Humble Administrator's Garden was designed for a single man. Wouldn't it be nice to be so rich? Each garden in Suzhou is very unique and were designed according to the tastes of the owners. Each garden has the same basic elements, water, trees, and buildings, but it is the different combinations and positioning that make them unique. The buildings in the Humble Administrator's Garden were more beautiful than in the Lingering Garden, but that is just my opinion. I thought the layout and atmosphere of the Lingering Garden were better than the Humble Administrator's Garden. I fell in love with them all for their different features.

Ticket Price:
Peak Season: 30rmb (March 1-May31, September 1-November 30)
Off Season: 20rmb (June 1-August 31, December 1-April 30)
Time Needed:
2-3 hours
Hours of Operation:
Dongbei Street Suzhou
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