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Lan Su Chinese Garden
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Opened in fall of 2000, this is the largest Suzhou style garden outside of China.
Reviewed September 7, 2013

This seems to represent the magnificent estate of a family with great wealth! The guide book describes how much artistic and architectural forethought was used in its planning. They have an active program utilizing exhibitions and visits from Chinese artists. There are enthusiastic volunteers chatting about their programs. It's a culturally living exhibition, even beyond the fish in the pond!

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Reviewed September 6, 2013

Love this small contained garden right near bustling downtown - great spot to contemplate beautiful "vistas" created by the garden design and to take a breather. Our organization has hosted parties here too - always well received - even by a delegation of Chinese people, who were really impressed with its authenticity. Look for the blue heron who visits...

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Reviewed September 5, 2013

It was only a short walk from our hotel to the garden. You do walk through a seedy neighborhood to get here but it was notthat bad. The garden itself was just under $10 a person to visit. It is not very big but it is beautiful and I could see myself spending a lot of time here if I lived in the city. There are so many small details that you could see something different every time you went through. It was suggested to us by the lady taking the tickets to walk through the garden bearfooted. It was fun and all the different textures of the paths added to the experience.There is also a lovely tea house but we were too full to even try anything. i would recommend visiting if you have an extra hour or two to kill while you are in town.

Thank WYOFinngirl
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

While this was an interesting garden to visit I would strongly recommend that you go to the Rose Test Garden and the Japanese Garden first.

Thank Ed H
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

Our guide was remarkable. She was an older woman from China who told us about the history of the garden. She talked about her experiences growing up in China. Her large audience seemed spellbound by her stories. She made sure to make the stories interesting to the young children that were on the tour. This woman truly loved her job as docent.

Thank Angel9096
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