Lion’s Grove Garden
The garden was constructed in 1342 by the Buddhist monk Tianru to commemorate his master, who lived on Lion Cliff on Zhèjiāng’s Tīanmú...
Humble Administrator’s Garden
First built in 1509, this 5.2-hectare garden is clustered with water features, a museum, a teahouse and at least 10 pavilions such as...
North Temple Pagoda
The tallest pagoda south of the Yangzi, at nine storeys North Temple Pagoda dominates the northern end of Renmin Lu. Climb it for...
Hidden in a quiet alley north of Lion’s Grove Garden, this courtyard restaurant attracts a mix of locals and well-informed visitors who...
Sūzhōu Museum information
Lonely Planet review
An architectural triumph in Sūzhōu, this IM Pei–designed museum is an inspirational interpretation of a Sūzhōu garden, with a creative combination of water, bamboo and straight lines. Inside is a fascinating array of jade, ceramics, wooden carvings, textiles and other displays, all with good English captions. Look out for the boxwood statue of Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin), dating from the republican period. Draconian entry rules apply: flip-flops wearers get turned away.