Manicured Wonders: Suzhou’s Classical Gardens

About an hour away from Shanghai sits some of China’s UNESCO-listed gardens.

Suzhou is only around an hour by slow train and 30 minutes by bullet train from Shanghai. The city has its own charm but is especially famous for having a handful of UNESCO-listed Classical Gardens. Each one follows certain styles, and each is a great place to learn about the country’s storied past and rich culture.

Here are some of them.

Humble Administrator’s Garden

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