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Address: NO. 338 Liuyuan Road, Jinchang Dist, Suzhou 215008, China
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Phone Number: 0512-65337903
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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This must have been a paradise for the Liu family when they lived here. Many buildings and rooms with different flower arrangements. A big pond with golden fishes in the center of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Christer C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This must have been a paradise for the Liu family when they lived here. Many buildings and rooms with different flower arrangements. A big pond with golden fishes in the center of the facility. One part is full of fantastic bonzai trees, the oldest 250 years.

Thank Christer C
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful garden. Saw a lot of gardens on our tour of China, and this was one of them. Looked like the rest of them. Would have been peaceful, but it was crowded, so it wasn't. To enjoy the gardens more try to find a time when there aren't a lot of people visiting, but this is China, and China is... More 

Thank Paat K
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wandered through the gardens and there was always something of interest at each turn. One archway took us through to an area full of bonsai, so many of varying sizes and looked very old. The pond was lovely to view and the path meandered around it.

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Troy, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful day in Shanghai warranted a trip to the always raved about Suzhou gardens. We boarded the fast rail to Suzhou railway station. Upon arriving, the cab driver agreed to take us to our destination 1.5 miles away as long as we were "not on the meter for 100 rmb". Given the fact that no other cabs were available,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Would be nicer if we didn't go there in the rain and late in the afternoon when it was almost dark. Very narrow stone walkways.

Thank Bearthoughts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My main regret was that we were given only 45 minutes to linger at the Lingering Gardens by our guide. We followed the volunteer tour guide -whom I hoped would be more enthusiastic, she was basically reciting off a memorised script and completely sans of emotions. Suzhou is famed for its beauty (architecturally, landscapes and people) and known as heaven... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I see why they also called this The Lingering Garden. Beautiful garden, lots to see, the rocks, the pond, the bonsai, the trees, and different types of shrubs. If you are a fan of gardens and plants. This is a place for you. If you are not, don't waste your time.

Thank travelwith4kids
Suzhou, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

it was such a beautiful place now i know why is one of the beautiful gardens in china yo should visit this place solo or with friends please come to this place if you are coming to suzhou.

Thank seokwonlee
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Visited during our morning in Suzhou. Spent an hour in the various buildings and in the gardens which are similar to Japanese gardens with water and rockeries. Good for photos of various trees and bushes -spent about 1-1.5 hours here.

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Suzhou, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Having lived in Suzhou for nearly 9 years and visited every Suzhou Gardens for at least 3 times, I have to say that Lingering Garden, or Liu Yuan, is my favorite. It is one of the two gardens that I had been to in all four seasons of the year and appreciate the different beauty during each season. The only... More 

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