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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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Paris, France
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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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30 helpful votes 30 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
29 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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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68 reviews 68 reviews
10 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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205 reviews 205 reviews
73 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
50 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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242 helpful votes 242 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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Langley City, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Although touted as very large gardens - and they are - it doesn't take long to peruse the grounds. The Bonsai garden is fantastic, and the volcanic stone displays with the flora and fauna is exceptional..

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