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Humble Administrator's Garden

Introducing Suzhou Humble Administrator's Garden, Suzhou Humble Administrator's Garden Guide, Suzhou Humble Administrator's Garden Travel Guide
Article from Cultural China

Suzhou Humble Administrator's Garden was first built in the fourth year of the reign of Emperor Zhengde of Ming Dynasty in 1509. Suzhou Humble Administrator's Garden covers an area of 52,000 square meters. Suzhou Humble Administrator's Garden is the best representation of Chinese classical gardens of the Ming Dynasty. Its design is duplicated in many places throughout China, and there is even a replica in the New York Metropolitan Museum.

Suzhou Humble Administrator's Garden is divided into three parts -- the Eastern Garden, the Western Garden and the Central Garden - with different characteristics. Beautiful pavilions, crystal-clear pools, elegant corridors and bridges form wonderful and harmonious scenery in Suzhou Humble Administrator's Garden.

The houses in the residential area are of the typical Suzhou style and now used as exhibition rooms. The middle section is the gem of the whole garden. Of its area one-third is covered by water. Around the lake are trees and buildings.

Quick Facts on Suzhou Humble Administrator's Garden

• Name: Suzhou Humble Administrator's Garden
• Location: Downtown Suzhou
• Phone: +86-512-67510286
• Date: Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)
• Best Time to Visit: All year
• Recommended Time for a Visit: 2 Hours
• Opening Hours: 7:30-17:30 (Mar 1 to Nov 15); 7:30-17:00 (Nov 16 to the next Feb 30)
• Admission Fee: CNY 90 (Apri 1 to May 31, July 1 to Oct 31); CNY 70 (Jan 1 to Mar 31, Nov 1 to Dec 31)

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