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“A peaceful haven” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lou Lim Iok Garden

Lou Lim Iok Garden
No.10 Luolilao Street, Macau, China
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Ranked #13 of 164 Attractions in Macau
4.5 of 5 stars 48 Reviews
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Macau, China
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“A peaceful haven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Suzhou in China is renowned for its architectural landscaping and this garden is a delightful example here in Macau. A central lake, pagodas/pavilions, bamboo,fabulous rocks, a meandering path often leading you to a dead end or to lakeside, which is filled with fish. There is a small bonsai section, always an array of changing seasonal plants at the end and a wonderful display during Lotus season (late May/June). There is a small exhibition of family history, a performance area and an exhibition hall. Early morning you will find local residents practicing their tai chi or even Chinese opera music/singing. A lovely peaceful spot in which to spend a relaxing hour. Next door is the Tea House Museum (with weekend tastings) and the gardens are a scant 10 minute stroll from the famous Three Lamps district and Red Market - or just around the corner from Tap Seac Square with its heritage buildings, archive museum and an art exhibition centre.

Visited September 2013
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“Oasis in a crowded city.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Macau is a very crowded city with narrow streets and ugly old high rise buildings, so it's nice to find a peaceful Chinese garden in its midst. It had the usual rock features and ponds and nice garden beds and bamboo. Not crowded when I went and entry is free. Within walking distance of St. Paul's ruins.

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“beautiful bit of tranquility in the city”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

beautiful garden in the heart of downtown Macau. a little peace of tranquility among the concrete jungle but can be hard to find if you arent too familiar with the area! lovely during lotus blossom season, lots of rock gardens and a small man made waterfall. pretty little place with some shady places to sit too.

Visited May 2014
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“Tranquility”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Great place to get a sense of calm in the most densely populated place in the world. Locals playing chess, kids feeding fish and turtles, plants and flowers all over the place.

Visited June 2014
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“Nice to get away from it all for a short while”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Located in the city and easily accessible by many of the public busses this garden allows you the chance to relax and take it easy for a bit. Plenty of seating area with shaded areas during those hot days. Free entry with lots of fish and turtles in thf pond. Nice to walk around and see many locals including school children taking lunch and also enjoying the quiet.

Visited May 2014
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