Jinji Lake

Jinji Lake, Suzhou: Hours, Address, Jinji Lake Reviews: 4.5/5

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8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

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Ian Anderson
Shanghai, China132 contributions
Jinji (Golden Chicken) Lake gives oxygen to Suzhou. The lake feels large enough to be like a sea but you can walk round it briskly in less than 3 hours (follow the "Fitness Trail"). Inevitably quite crowded on/near the plaza in front of the famous "Big Trousers" skyscraper, you can excape the throng quite fast. Architecture around the lake is generally attractive - and dramatically lit up in the evening. Restaurants/cafes either near the plaza or especially near the Culture & Arts Centre, also on East side (Western) or SW section. Boat trips available and I believe you can visit the island in the middle with a pagoda. If you are well-heeled, try staying at the ship-shaped Crowne Plaza (v good) on NW shore. Just a pity that the famous fountain show has been cancelled for 18 months
Written June 14, 2021
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PaulSiow
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia2,731 contributions
We came here at night and it was beautifully lit up. There were quite a few majestic and tall buildings brightly lit up with neon and led lights. We were hoping to catch the musical fountain show but alas, it was cancelled due to maintenance. Supposed to be held on Friday nights, holidays and festivals. Nevertheless, it was relaxing just to sit around and enjoy the cool breeze and night lights beside the lake. Lots of people, especially youngsters were milling around. Very relaxing place. Suggest you bring some drinks and snacks while you relax and enjoy the views. Very near the metro station.
Written April 5, 2020
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Deanosaur89
Edmonton, Canada1,661 contributions
Couples
We went here to see the Oriental Arc and enjoyed walking the boardwalk. We also lucked out on a Thursday night and saw them testing the fountains in the area. If you get there a clear night you could probably get some really good views of the area. There are many places to pop in for food or a drink nearby and the area is lined with quite a few metro stations. The closest metro to the arc and the fountains is Dongfangzhimen.
Written April 8, 2021
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Dan A
Gouda, The Netherlands539 contributions
Business
Enjoyed waking up daily with a view over the Jinji Lake, when staying at the Crown Plaza. The lake itself is worth a stroll too, and has some good restaurants in the Li Gong Di area.
Written January 13, 2015
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hanoibelle
Malibu, CA234 contributions
Couples
We dared to be at the lakeside in time for the water show. We weren't disappointed. The colors and music and fire and water 'dancing' were fun for kids of all ages.
Written September 29, 2013
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Antonella V
18 contributions
Definitely go there and enjoy the view. Sit down and relax. Take photos , walk around , enjoy the atmosphere. There is a shopping mall close by.
Written October 6, 2020
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betteskid
Boston, MA1,014 contributions
I visited Jinji Lake during a recent trip to Suzhou. There is a walking path around the lake and it is pleasant to take. The lake views are nice and there are interesting bridges, statues and other things to see. Although some areas were more crowded than others on the day I visited, you can enjoy being out by the water in a quiet and peaceful spot.
Written May 9, 2019
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Dkkeeling
Hong Kong, China2,239 contributions
Business
A great area for relaxation.
Based near Conference centre and Crowne Plaza And InterContinental hotel.
Has a giant a Ferris wheel in the park area and a few islands in the Lake.
Written April 5, 2016
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dave840
Tring, UK5 contributions
Family
I was staying at the Crowne Plaza on the corner of the lake and woke every morning to the beautiful view accress the lake. On the far side, there id the cultural centre, moon harbour, the fun fair and some great restaurants, including a good tipenyaki and a German place that brews it's own beer.
Written April 13, 2015
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Rachel B
Richmond, VA32 contributions
There are good restaurants and bars along JinJi Lake, especially at "hu-bin-xin-tian-di" or "Rainbow Walk" Note: if you take a taxi just say "hu bin xin tian di" if they don't know it go to XianDai DaDao, take a right on Xing Gang Jie and you will see a "Fruit Music Plaza" sign on your left, have the driver make a u-turn "zhuan tou" or "hui tou" (p.s. "tou" sounds like "toe") and stop in front of the "Fruit Music Plaza sign" then walk up the stairs with the sign on your right and the subway entrance on your left and you will see the lake. Further down there is a Coldstone, Starbucks, and Zapata's (my favorite local hangout). "Li Gong Di" has good restaurants too, as well as bars and clubs. It is also a good place to enjoy a nice walk or jog. The lights at night around the lake are very nice and there is a light show on the lake on... Friday and Saturday evenings (I believe).
Written May 29, 2012
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