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
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, the nine-storey North Temple Pagoda dominates the northern end of Renmin Lu. Part of Bào'ēn...
Any place that plays Tom Waits is good in our book. This charming spot has ample space, comfy sofas, homemade ice cream, a whole wall of...
Hidden in a quiet alley north of Lion’s Grove Garden, this lovely courtyard restaurant attracts a mix of locals and visitors for its...
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Sūzhōu Museum information
An architectural triumph, this IM Pei–designed museum is a modern interpretation of a Sūzhōu garden, a confluence of water, bamboo and clinical geometry. 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. No flip-flops.