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Liu Lingering Garden

No.338 Liuyuan Road, Jinchang District, Suzhou 215004, China
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Ranked #2 of 198 Attractions in Suzhou
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, National Parks
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Melbourne, Australia
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318 reviews 318 reviews
218 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is one of the most famous gardens in China. The others being the Yu Gardens in Shanghai and the Humble Administrator's Gardens, also in Suzhou. Be prepared for a lot of walking but it is worth the effort.

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Paris, France
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

A must see while in Suzhou, beautiful and peaceful, it is one of the most celebrated garden in China. The bonsai collection and display is stunning. I found it the most beautiful Classical Chinese Garden in China, enjoy it !

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Toronto, Canada
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73 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Liu Garden is very beautiful and peaceful. You will find silk pictures of these gardens all over China because it is so lovely.

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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29 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This garden and the house are impressive. It must have been very carefully designed, and an-hour visit wasn't enough for me. This can be a good spot for taking pre-wedding pictures, if it's allowed =)

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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

You must visit these gardens. Beautiful look at how the wealthy lived during that time. The bonsai garden was phenomenal!

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Perth, Australia
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

These lovely gardens are extensive and beautifully intricate - but if you want to enjoy them without thousands of tourists, get there at 7am when it opens. The busses with their screeching tour guides arrive at 8:30 and totally destroy the ambience. We thought the sign saying the guides could not use loud hailers was great - but they can... More

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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73 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We were with a tour group so it was a bit slow with too much commentary from the guide. However, it was interesting. Not many flowers or colour when we were there but nevertheless worth visiting. The buildings are also good to see. I liked the bonsai section.

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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The Lingering Garden is a lovely, quiet historic garden in the middle of a bustling city. It is a renowned Classical Chinese garden & a Word Heritage site with amazing vistas for photographers.

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Geelong, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Another one of the many beautiful gardens in China, but if you like bonsai it is your cup of tea. You can even enjoy the bonsai seated outside Starbucks! Not as big a place as the summer palace but a worthwhile stop over

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Tampa, Florida
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249 helpful votes 249 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We started our tour here since it was the tour guide's favorite. We had come in early in the morning from Shanghai (we took the bullet train). We stayed here for a long time and walked around a lot. It was not my favorite garden in Suzhou. It was not the most popular either. It was a UNESCO World Heritage... More

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