The Humble Administrator’s Garden
Listed as a World Cultural Heritage Site, this is the largest garden in Suzhou, as it spans an estimated 50,000 square meters. This garden was originally built around 1509 to supplement the retirement of Wang Xianchen — a government employee — who yearned to dabble in gardening during his final years.
The garden comprises Eastern, Central, and Western sections that boast beautiful landscapes; ancient Chinese residences that serve as museums to showcase elaborate furniture and artwork; water features and lotus-filled ponds; small bamboo forests, hills, courtyards and pavilions. All of these features add to the tranquil nature of the garden, even when you’re surrounded by a number of other sightseers.
Admission fee: 90 RMB
Opening hours: 07:00 – 17:30
Address: No. 178 Northeast Road, Pingjiang District, Suzhou 215001, China