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Canglang Pavilion (Blue Wave Pavilion)
Ranked #22 of 353 things to do in Suzhou
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came only because it’s in the UNESCO Classical Gardens of Suzhou cluster. After you have visited the Humble Administrator’s Garden, this is no comparison. Just lots of bamboos & fake rocks. There’s some renovation going on; otherwise, not much to see despite its history.

Thank Louise K
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Reviewed November 17, 2017

This was a very pretty garden in Suzhou. It was not very crowded, thankfully, probably because it is slightly less well known than some others.
However it is on the world heritage list, and it is one of Suzhou's most important garden.
It is also one of the oldest, being from the Song Dynasty.
I enjoyed this visit a lot.

Thank pojaya
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Reviewed September 27, 2017 via mobile

Garden is a lot smaller than the administrator garden, in my opinion this is the better one, there was less people in general which would mean less noise and more opportunity to take in the experience and relax, very easy to get to via subway. Connects to a free museum as well. Recommended to stay for 1h hour

Thank RogueSpy
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Reviewed September 20, 2017

I foolishly followed Lonely Planet's advice that this was a top "must see" spot in Suzhou. Will I ever learn? It's certainly interesting and there's a massive, colonaded modern building slap in the centre that houses some minimal artworks, but over all, the pavilion and garden are only mildly interesting compared to many others in the city.

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Reviewed May 18, 2017 via mobile

The beauty of this garden is that it looks more natural than most garden in Suzhou & it was much less crowded on both my visits in 2010 & 2016.

Visitors are first greeted by a huge pond at the entrance, beautiful view, wavy water, hence the name Cang Lang.

Towards the inner part of the garden, there are lots of bamboo trees of various species.

There is a little tea corner where visitors could drink tea & take a rest.

Am glad that now the dustbins are changed to a nice design that looks like huge dark bamboo.

Thank TyngPC
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