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Address: No.338 Liuyuan Road, Jinchang District, Suzhou 215004, China
Phone Number: 0512-65517340,0512-65579466
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 6:00 pm

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UNESCO Heritage site

Classical Chinese garden with Bonsai trees & pagodas. Was once the private garden of a very wealthy official & now public garden.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Calgary, Canada
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Telford, England, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
42 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Anyone who has been to China knows that it's gardens are many and well looked after. This is no different and was very enjoyable but wasn't the best one I visited. The themes throughout the gardens are very similar although each one has a slightly different way of achieving this. Worth a visit but if you can only fit one... More 

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Calgary, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Classical Chinese garden with Bonsai trees & pagodas. Was once the private garden of a very wealthy official & now public garden.

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Surrey, Canada
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We have been touring China for over two weeks. We have seen many sites that we have dreamed of seeing. This is one that we did not know about, but we absolutely loved and we hope to see again. Our guide explained that it is called The Lingering Garden because your soul will remain here because it is so beautiful... More 

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el cerrito, california
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103 reviews 103 reviews
48 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This is another famous classical garden in Suzhou. The Chinese word Liu means “stay”, so this is a garden to stay and to linger in. It is another garden in Suzhou recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The garden was built during the reign of Emperor Jia Jing (1522-1566) of the Ming Dynasty. It fell in disrepair during WWII... More 

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Shellharbour, Australia
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97 reviews 97 reviews
57 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

In a large city of Suzhou you can find ancient and historic treasures like the Lingering gardens. Set amongst a warren of old chinese buildings and corridors are landscaped gardens and ponds that all have a story behind them. Walk around and thru this beautiful place. There are Tea houses and souvenier shop set in the old beautiful buildings. It... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

very well layed out with lots of original chinese art , rocks , & water settings . recomend going to visit during the week as was not that crowded ..

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Sydney, Australia
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

A nice venue with mixture of feature architecture and gardens. In my opinion the main pond area and the bonsai section are the two best. It is a real shame that so many tourist coaches are permitted at the same time. Turns a lovely spot into a squashed mess of people pushing and squirming to find a vantage point to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

It is the best place for you to escape from the hustle and bustle of the modern city life and explore Chinese Garden culture. When come here, you may be deeply impressed by its special designed halls, windows, ground, stone inscriptions, rocks, gallery and bonsai.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This was the house of a chinese noblemen Our tour move quite fast through it, which is a shame since i think there could be much more details that could have been elaborated at the site. I would suggest taking a guide, the explanations bring richness and depth to the experience that would enhance your investment of going here.

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Bitola, Republic of Macedonia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Some of the reviewers have written "Once you have seen one garden, you have seen them all". I do not agree. Every single one Chinese garden has it's own beauty. So, Lingering Gardens have their charm. You just have to see it. And, do not miss part with Bonsai trees.

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