The Master-of-Nets Garden, a representative of the middle size classical water home garden in Suzhou featuring artistic characteristics and cultural value is built in 1174, and it is the national key relics protection unit and the world culture heritage.
Covering an area of about 10 hectares, among which the garden and forest 8 hectares and inner garden 5 hectares, the Master-of-Nets Garden is an ideal choice for you to have a visit as you can experience the plain and neat elegant breath, quiet and beautiful atmosphere here. The total area is less than 1/6 of that of The Humble Administrator’s Garden, but you will view the clear and rigorous distribution of it as there are gardens inside gardens and scenery outside scenery, exquisite, deep and quiet. Though there are a plenty of architectures there, you won’t feel crowded, and the mountain pools are small, you will also not have the feeling of narrow. The exquisite overall arrangement, the compact construction, and the coordinate space scale ratio of the Master-of-Nets Garden make it famous and a best place worthy your visit.
The Master-of-Nets Garden is divided into three parts: east part which is residences, middle part which is main garden and the west part which is inner garden. When visiting here, you can appreciate the pretty mould of those architectures, small and exquisite, especially those small, low and penetrating pavilions around the pool. Being pure and fresh and appealing, the Master-of-Nets Garden is a famous and successful scenic spots for its outstanding theme, compact layout, dedicated elegance and artistic effect.
Information for travel: 1) Opening time: 8:00a.m.-17:00p.m. and 17:00 p.m.-22:00 p.m. 2) Ticket price: 20 RMB/adult in the slack season and 30 RMB/adult in the peak season. 3) Best time to visit: Spring time as all plant are waking up at that time. 4) Suggestion duration: 2 hours. 5) Ways to go there: Take the city buses No. 2, 202 and 529.