Manicured Wonders: Suzhou’s Classical Gardens
About an hour away from Shanghai sits some of China's UNESCO-listed gardens.
by Joshua Berida | January 11, 2018
This garden is the biggest and most famous in Suzhou; it is on the list of World Cultural Heritage sites because it is a representation of the building design of the Ming Dynasty. It finished construction in the 1509 and was originally Wang Xianchen’s, a former government servant, private garden.
It has a number of small lakes and ponds that serve as a background for the miniature forests and rock formations. There are many halls, pavilions and parlors where you can see relics of that epoch. The best time to visit is around autumn, where you can see the changing hues of the trees.
Entrance Fee: CNY 90 from April, May, and July to October, CNY 70 from January to March, June, November and December