Lion’s Grove Garden
Constructed in 1342 by the Buddhist monk Tianru to commemorate his master, who lived on Lion Cliff on Zhèjiāng’s Tīanmú Mountain, this...
Humble Administrator’s Garden
The largest of Sūzhōu's gardens, the Humble Administrator’s Garden is often considered to be the most impressive, but its fame draws in...
North Temple Pagoda
The tallest pagoda south of the Yangzi is a beauty, dominating the northern end of Renmin Lu. The nine-storey pagoda is an element of...
Any place that plays Tom Waits is good in our book and we're also partial to friendly labradors. This charming spot has ample space,...
Hidden in a quiet alley north of Lion’s Grove Garden, this lovely traditional courtyard restaurant attracts a mix of locals and visitors...
204 Dongbei Jie; 东北街204号 · interesting places nearby
Sūzhōu Museum information
This cubist/geometric IM Pei–designed triumph takes a modern interpretation of a Sūzhōu garden, with its confluence of water, bamboo and straight lines, and mixes it with a fascinating array of jade, ceramics, wooden carvings, textiles and other displays, all labelled with good and informative English captions. Look out for the boxwood statue of Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin), dating from the republican period. No flip-flops.