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“Secret place of peace located downtown”

Lan Su Chinese Garden
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US$60.00*
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Best of Portland City Afternoon Tour
Ranked #4 of 445 things to do in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Hastings
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Secret place of peace located downtown”
Reviewed 26 February 2012

I love this place and their tea house. It is my secret place of peace when staying downtown.

Visited October 2011
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Leverkusen
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Overpriced”
Reviewed 26 February 2012

You find Lan Su Chinese Garden in a neighborhood with a lot of homeless people in Chinatown.
The garden is small, nice kept, but totally overpriced (9,50 USD each adult). You find a lake in the middle, surrounded by traditional chinese buildings and plants. The day we visited the garden was very crowded, as well as the teahouse. I did not feel like meditation.
We did not stay very long, as you can walk around in half an hour. I would have rated better when it hadn´t been that expensive and crowded. Perhaps I expected too much because of all the good reviews.

Visited September 2011
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Tualatin, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A miniature paradise within the city.”
Reviewed 25 February 2012

Replicating a royal compound, several authentically designed buildings surrounding a lake with authentic landscaping. As compared to the similarly oriental Japanese Garden, this one focuses on the architecture as much or moreso, with vistas from the inside of structures, and furnishings of historical interest. The tea house is a wonderful place to have a bite and relax.

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Mountlake Terrace, Washington, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Lovely place of peace”
Reviewed 24 February 2012

On a cool Sunday Morning in Spring, I can think of few nicer places to be.

Visited February 2012
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“China meets Portlandia”
Reviewed 21 February 2012

This garden is a wonderful peek at China! Having been to the garden in China that it is modeled after, it is almost like being there! A trip to the teahouse is part of the ambiance, but be warned. The tea was great, but the food lacked the flavor one would find in China, especially the noodles.

Visited February 2012
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