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Suzhou is China's well-known city of gardens, with a 1,500-year history. There were once more than 200 gardens, but only 69 of them are still in existence. The Suzhou Gardens enables one to feel the charm of mountains, forests, and springs without going out of the noisy surroundings of the city. Eight of the gardens are on the UNESCO list of World Cultural Heritage sites. This in-depth look at the Suzhou Gardens includes tips on the best time to travel to the region, how to get there, schedules and ticket information, hints on how to best experience the museum, and even what to eat.
Placed on the list of World Cultural Heritage Sites by UNESCO in 1997, the classic gardens of Suzhou exemplify the best of China s privately owned gardens."