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Liu Lingering Garden

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Address: No.338 Liuyuan Road, Jinchang District, Suzhou 215004, China
Phone Number: 0512-65517340,0512-65579466
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of the Suzhou gardens. The Lingering garden is small compared to some other, but really offers new views and surprises all the time. It also has very fine Pengjing (that is bonsai... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

of the Suzhou gardens. The Lingering garden is small compared to some other, but really offers new views and surprises all the time. It also has very fine Pengjing (that is bonsai in chinese, who claim to have been first doing it), and short performances of classic chinese instruments in summer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lingering Gardens occupy quite a large area! Once a private garden, it is now one of the most famous gardens in China to visit. Tranquil, quiet, peaceful and filled with various shaped and sized buildings with the most amazing furniture and artefacts! It is a UNESCO world heritage site and the gardens are stunning! Like some of the other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told the Lingering Garden was one of the four most famous classic gardens in China. The entry is just like other wooden gates in a street, so it would not be noticed as anything different, but when you enter...it is a wonderland! Beautiful layout of amazing gardens, rockeries, stone work (look for the lovely pictures on the paths... More 

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Xi'an, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Lingering Garden is one of four gardens in Suzhou that is UNESCO World Hertitage listed. Unfortunately on the day I visited it was raining so I probably didn't see the garden at its best. That said it was an enjoyable outing however try t go on a day that is nice weather. Be prepared for lots of tourists taking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This garden is hidden behind a large wall and is very popular with Chinese and Foreign tourists alike. The garden and rooms of the house are all open to visitors, the Bonsai collection is a real highlight. The central pond is beautifully laid out with rock formations which were all created by hand.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the outside this does not look very interesting, but once inside it opens up to reveal a fascinating Historical family residence that should not be missed when in this area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Admire all the wonderful Bonsai Trees and spend a while observing the lakes and ponds full of fish a place to delight the senses and to confirm that China is truly beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

A great way to spend a morning. Walk through the beautiful gardens and around the park like setting.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

If you had to choose one garden in Suzhou, I would pick the Humble Administrator's Garden, even though this one is cheaper. Lingering is smaller and has more rock foundations but not as scenic as the other one. That being said, it is still beautiful for a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We visited this garden several times when we lived in China and made a return visit for nostalgic reasons. To us it is still one of the best gardens in Suzhou. There are many traditional Chinese features, a small lake, a wide variety of plants including bonzai trees and if you are really lucky, you may see some beautifully dressed... More 

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