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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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Classic Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Town Tour from Shanghai

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Probably my favourite of the gardens

Maybe it's because unlike the others, it wasn't crowded at all. Maybe it's just the vibe of the place. But this was our favourite of the gardens and we really lingered around to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Maybe it's because unlike the others, it wasn't crowded at all. Maybe it's just the vibe of the place. But this was our favourite of the gardens and we really lingered around to our hearts' content to take it all in.

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Winter Garden, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

I felt this garden was actually better with more people in it. The area is pretty big and people added life to the area. Take your time and study what people are doing and looking at, you are best with a guide available just at the entrance.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Went for a couple of hours, there's a fair bit to see. Far, far less crowded than the Humble Administrator's Garden.

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We had a guided tour around the gardens and was told a lot of the history and how and when it was built which we all found very interesting. By the gate we found it was busy but these gardens are so large that people start to disappear into the grounds so do not be put off going to this... More 

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Rotterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Covering 2.3 hectares, the Lingering Garden, one of the four most famous gardens in China, was constructed in the 21st year of the reign of Wanli under the Ming Dynasty (1593 AD). It is separated into Middle, North, South, East & Western areas. The Eastern area features happy groupings of fancy buildings and garden courtyards. The Middle area boasts the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I was working down the road and this place gets quite busy but you can manage to avoid the crowds and tour buses by going late in the afternoon. The first third of the garden is possibly the nicest part - a lovely lake with small jagged rock formations. Make sure you spend more time here as the last part... More 

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Victoria, BC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This garden was originally built about 800 years ago and was the inspiration for the gardens of Beijing’s Forbidden City and Summer Palace. At one time it had an eastern and a western garden. Today the western garden is part of a Buddhist temple, and only the eastern garden is open to the public. A high wall and a long... More 

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Tartu, Estonia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Another beautiful classical garden, less spacious than the Humble Ambassadors', but way larger than the Lion Forest. Not as rock-focused as the latter, but interestingly laid out and well kept (partly in maintenance in June 2015, though). Winding pathways and long corridors are plentiful. Not much less crowded, as even on weekday morning, large groups appeared starting from 9-10 .a.m.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The lingering gardens are very nice, all sorts of rockformations are part of this garden, water ofcourse and lots of bonsai trees. You can have some nice cappucino while enjoying the bonsais.

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Suzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Of the many beautiful gardens Suzhou has to offer, Liu Yuan or The Lingering Garden is by far the best. It is smaller than the others, making it easier to maintain (which the staff does very well). The walls are designed with "windows" to allow the lingerer to peek through any hole in a wall and see post-card-worthy views. There... More 

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