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Ouyuan Garden

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14 Aug 2018
“One of many. Nothing great”
4 Apr 2017
“East and west - yin and yang”
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No.7 Xiaoxing Alley, Cang Street, Pingjiang District, Suzhou 215001, China
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Reviewed 10 June 2015

Ouyuan Garden (The Couple's Retreat Garden) was added to UNESCO's World Heritage Sites in 2000. It took a little more than an hour from Shanghai to Ouyuen. This is a typical wealthy or government official house. The house has 2 gardens, south side and east....More

Date of experience: April 2015
4  Thank faithandhope2live
Reviewed 16 May 2015

One of the smaller gardens and more out of the way, but has the extra advantage of a boat trip, and for a small tip, some traditional boating songs.

Date of experience: April 2015
2  Thank LaoM42
Reviewed 3 October 2014

The entrance is only 25rmb, they open at 7:30hrs and close at 17:00hrs. A great place to take pictures and sit in the small pagodas just listening the birds.

Date of experience: October 2014
1  Thank Miguel E
Reviewed 17 September 2014

Good that Ouyuan escape the radar screen of the usual tourists, especially the tour group. There were only less than 10 tourists inside when I was there as compare to other famous gardens which runs up to hundreds if not thousands. This is a MUST...More

Date of experience: August 2014
2  Thank AndrewXJKT
Reviewed 17 May 2014

There is a famous saying that goes, "Suzhou chu mei nu" in Chinese that basically translates into "The beauties originate from Suzhou", so we were curious and keen to see some great beauties soon. We visited a large house supposedly owned by a very wealthy...More

Date of experience: September 2013
Thank TheArcticStar
Reviewed 6 December 2013

As with many gardens in China, this is very well done. We enjoyed it, although it wasn't my favorite garden in China (that would probably be the Yuyuan Garden in Shanghai).

Date of experience: November 2013
1  Thank Mark42139
Reviewed 26 November 2013

When you tire of the larger Suzhou gardens and their crowds, come here. A magnificent not so little garden a pleasant walk of 10-15 minutes from a major Suzhou tourist thoroughfare. I hope there are only a few other tourists as there were when I...More

Date of experience: October 2013
3  Thank 60726Nicky_11
Reviewed 6 November 2013

Ouyuan Garden may not on hot visiting list of Suzhou. Tourists tend to go to those grand and big and luxurious gardens. But Ouyuan deserves your time even though its fame is not as sound as others. It is located at the end of a...More

Date of experience: August 2013
2  Thank Buke W
Reviewed 17 August 2013

Ouyuan Garden is called "The Couple's Garden" in English. I can remember visiting there in 1990 and turning corners to discover sweethearts hand in hand in the many nooks and crannies in the garden. Now it is on the UNESCO Heritage list, and although the...More

Date of experience: August 2013
2  Thank 110elynm
Reviewed 25 June 2013

The place relax and peace of mind. With some very nice view so can snap some picture. Is the tradition Chinese style design house.

Date of experience: September 2012
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