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Just like half of Suzhou, no matter if resident or tourist that has just arrived, no foreigners can enter, only Chinese nationals. No explanation offered other than you need an appointment. When you try to make an appointment they tell you foreigners cannot make appointment. …
Wow from a very humble entrance to the most beautiful amazing gardens was just totally beautiful I do throughly recommend seeing the Lingering Gardens
Lingering garden is one the ancient time magnificent garden of Suzhou which is also listed in unesco world heritage. Each widow opens in garden gives a unique view and amazed the visitors.
A personally wouldn't travel this far from Shanghai just to see the garden but combined with a visit to the Tongli water town we are glad we visited. Lots of nice photo opportunities, though it can get crowded.
I visited almost ten classical Chinese gardens on my trip to China, including five in Suzhou, but if you go to see only one, make it the Lingering Garden. Amazing design that achieves what some of the others only aspire to, and enough variety and depth to keep you looking…