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Liu Lingering Garden

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Address: No.338 Liuyuan Road, Jinchang District, Suzhou 215004, China
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Phone Number: 0512-65517340,0512-65579466
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Beautiful gardens

Just beautiful all so green .Got some great photos on the water with all the trees hanging over it .Had lovely bonsai ,well worth going here even if you arnt into gardens... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just beautiful all so green .Got some great photos on the water with all the trees hanging over it .Had lovely bonsai ,well worth going here even if you arnt into gardens ,typically Chinese got some of my best photos here

Thank farloon2
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A spectacular walking garden, beautifully kept. It includes a magnificent bonsai tree garden. The inlaid pathways feature a variety of animals and designs. A gorgeous building has silk windows. Don't miss this. You will be more serene coming out than going in, guaranteed.

Thank jlmVirginia
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here on steamy summer's day. As we meandered through the different areas, you could feel a cool breeze. Very picturesque! Beautiful display of bonsai, and pay attention to the pathways. They feature some beautiful pictures laid in stone.

Thank Vanessa M
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What beautiful gardens. Too many people so the serenity of the place wasn't great, I would suggest an early morning visit. The Bonsai trees were as good as any others I have seen. Even if you are not a gardener (me ) it is certainly worth a walk.

Thank dropshot37
Cumberland, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gardens seem to be a staple of Chinese culture and this site is a fine example. Apparently it was an estate in imperial China with many of the buildings (original or recreated) on site. It is a great way to get insight into upper class life from centuries ago.

Thank Bigeater2016
Chiltern, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We wandered through the beautiful garden at our leisure. The buildings have lovely traditional furniture. The garden pond and little bridges are delightful. Certainly worth a visit.

Thank 684sand
Richmond, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We came to the Classical Chinese Garden after our buffet breakfast at the Wyndham Garden Hotel where we were staying. On this Sunday morning, the attraction was very busy. There’s not really much to say. I’m not into flowers, landscaping etc. but the tour was of some interest but that’s just my opinion. There are some interesting rock formations, plant... More 

Thank Bottomshelfhockey
Harker Heights, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Though one of the smaller gardens, this UNESCO heritage site is worth the trip if you're in Suzhou. Less crowded and less costly than the larger gardens in the city, we found it all the more enticing.

Thank XVictorious
Thornhill, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

The gardens were spectacular. Beautiful architecture and artifacts. Large bonsai garden. A place to let your mind and body rest. Not to be missed.

Thank ptinthill
Umina Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

The Lingering Garden is really Beautiful, it gives you an opportunity to see many Bonsai Trees and the Lotus Flower, it has old furniture and history about China, worth a visit if you are in Suzhou.

Thank Anniewhatto

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