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“Lovely garden and excellent guide.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lan Su Chinese Garden

Lan Su Chinese Garden
239 NW Everett Street, Portland, OR 97209 (Old Town - Chinatown)
503-228-8131
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Ranked #9 of 307 attractions in Portland
Type: Gardens, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Drinking
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Owner description: Opened in fall of 2000, this is the largest Suzhou style garden outside of China.
Edwardsville, IL
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“Lovely garden and excellent guide.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

We didn't intend to take the guided tour of this hidden gem, but one was starting so we did. It was excellent and really enhanced our experience

Visited October 2012
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“Peace and Tranquility”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

So enjoyed our half day in the gardens. Easy to get to by public light rail. Guide was excellent - knew his plants, philosophy & history of the garden so well.

Visited October 2012
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“peaceful oasis”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

This is an incredible spot in the middle of the city. Only takes up a block but the garden, water features and buildings feel expansive. We stopped for tea in teh Tea house and would recommend.

Visited September 2012
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“Beautiful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Beautiful. Stunningly beautiful. I love how they give you a booklet that describes everything about each room and each area that you're in. It smelled so good! I loved everything about this place. So beautiful with much meaning behind every single object that's placed in this garden.

Visited October 2012
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Memphis, Tennessee
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“So peaceful!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Lan Su Gardens was very beautiful and peaceful and it did remind us of the gardens in China. However, I was surprised by how small it was! I do wish it was larger, but we still thoroughly enjoyed our visit there. They have a "scavenger hunt" type guide that they give to children which was a lot of fun for our kids. Our family spent several weeks in China in 2011, so this was like a small escape back to Asia for us. We loved the intricate detail in everything from the stones to the architecture in this garden. Although it is in downtown Portland, you really feel removed from the hustle and bustle of the city when you are in here.

Visited September 2012
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