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  • Address: 178 Dongbei Street, Suzhou, Eastern China, China
  • Hours: 7:30am–5:30pm daily (March–Nov), 7:30am–5pm daily (Nov–Feb)
  • Admission: Varies by season

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Humble Administrator's Garden Tours

Of all the Classical Gardens of Suzhou, the Humble Administrator’s Garden is the largest, most famous, and best preserved. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this uniquely-designed garden takes visitors through scenic pathways, quiet pavilions, ancient bridges, calm ponds, and small, forested areas dating back to the Ming dynasty. The Hall of Drifting Fragrance, a traditional Chinese residence at the garden's center, offers views of vast lawns, flowing water, and crape myrtle trees, while the nearby Small Flying Rainbow Bridge is the only bridge in the garden you can walk across.

A great family activity, you can visit the garden on an easy day trip from Shanghai. Combine your ticket with a visit to the famous Zhouzhuang water village nearby or opt for a private tour of Suzhou's classical gardens to visit Tiger Hill and Master of Nets, as well.

Practical Info

Suzhou is located approximately 62 miles (100 km) west of Shanghai, and the two cities are connected by high-speed train. The garden is open 7:30am to 5:30pm daily from March to November, and 7:30am to 5pm daily mid-November to February. Adult admission is 90 CNY in spring and summer and 70 CNY in winter. Some tours utilize the high-speed train rather than road transport.

Did You Know? The Humble Administrator’s Garden was originally the private garden of a government servant named Wang Xianchen. It was said that Xianchen grew frustrated with his work, and built the garden so that he could lead the simple life of a humble man instead, hence the name of the garden.

Tours & Tickets

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Private Day Tour to Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Village including Humble Administrator's Garden ... 
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Private Day Tour to Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Village including Humble Administrator's Garden from Shanghai

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This full day tour will give you an opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful gardens in China, the Humble Administrator’s Garden in Suzhou, as well as ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $127.00
Private Day Tour: Gardens and Old Street in Suzhou with Hotel or Railway Station Transfer, Suzhou, ... 
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Private Day Tour: Gardens and Old Street in Suzhou with Hotel or Railway Station Transfer

Lingering in the exquisite classical gardens and wandering along wonderful ancient streets, you will truly appreciate the charm of Suzhou. On this private day ...  Read more

Location: Suzhou, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $90.00
Suzhou Highlight Half-Day Tour, Suzhou, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Suzhou Highlight Half-Day Tour

In this very short half-day Suzhou highlight tour, you will visit the main attractions of Suzhou including Humble Administration Garden, Tiger Hill, and a Silk ...  Read more

Location: Suzhou, China
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $220.00
One-Day Suzhou Highlight Tour, Suzhou, Half-day Tours
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One-Day Suzhou Highlight Tour

Visit highlight of Suzhou in one day! See Humble Administrator's Garden, the most famous garden listed as an UNESCO Cultural Heritage site, Tiger Hill, a city ...  Read more

Location: Suzhou, China
Duration: Flexible

From USD $260.00
Private Day Tour of Suzhou Garden and Zhouzhuang Water Town, Suzhou, Full-day Tours
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Private Day Tour of Suzhou Garden and Zhouzhuang Water Town

Praised as the “Venice of Asia,” Suzhou features a scenic water town with numerous ponds and streams. This exquisite private tour will enthrall you with the ...  Read more

Location: Suzhou, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $87.00
Private Suzhou Day Tour of Tiger Hill and Gardens, Suzhou, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Suzhou Day Tour of Tiger Hill and Gardens

Praised as the “Venice of Asia,” Suzhou features a scenic water town with numerous ponds and streams. This exquisite private tour will enthrall you with the ...  Read more

Location: Suzhou, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $100.00
Private Day Trip to Suzhou Gardens, Pingjiang Road and Canal Boating from Shanghai by Bullet Train, ... 
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Private Day Trip to Suzhou Gardens, Pingjiang Road and Canal Boating from Shanghai by Bullet Train

This tour offers a day trip from Shanghai to Suzhou by high speed train. Suzhou is a city world-renowned for its beautiful gardens and often referred to as the ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $154.00
Private Day Trip of Suzhou Humble Administrator's Garden, Tiger Hill and Master of Nets Garden from ... 
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Private Day Trip of Suzhou Humble Administrator's Garden, Tiger Hill and Master of Nets Garden from Shanghai

When you travel to Shanghai, you should not miss the exquisite gardens in nearby Suzhou. The Humble Administrator's Garden, the Tiger Hill and Master of Nets ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $128.00
Private Day Tour: Suzhou Gardens and Silk Museum from Shanghai Including Lunch, Shanghai, Private ... 
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Private Day Tour: Suzhou Gardens and Silk Museum from Shanghai Including Lunch

Embark on this 9-hour journey to Suzhou where you will learn of the quirks of this quaint town. Visit the Humble Administrator's Garden and the Liu Lingering ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $98.00
Private Day Trip: Suzhou from Shanghai, Shanghai, Private Day Trips
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Private Day Trip: Suzhou from Shanghai

Discover some of China's finest classical gardens and the ancient silk heritage of Suzhou on this 8.5-hour private day trip from Shanghai. Visit the ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $98.80

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