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The Lingering Garden

NO. 338 Liuyuan Road, Jinchang Dist, Suzhou 215008, China
+86 512 6531 3099
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A Brief Description of the Lingering Garden      Located at the outer side of the Chang Gate and built in the 21st year of the reign of Wanli under the Ming Dynasty (AD 1593), the Lingering Garden is reputed to be one of the four most famous gardens of China. In 1961 it was listed from the very first as cultural relics of national importance. Since 1997 it has been inscribed on the World Cultural Heritage List.      The Lingering Garden, covering 23,310 sq.m., is divided into the middle, eastern, western and northern parts. The middle part features fascinating landscapes and waterscapes. The eastern part is noted for its architectural beauties and limestone rockeries. The northern part is famed for its beautiful bonsai garden. And the western part boasts the mountain forest scenery and the delights of wilderness. Celebrated for its superb handling of architectural space and spatial relations, the Lingering Garden serves as a fine specimen of ancient Chinese garden and landscape design and reputably tops all the well-known gardens in Suzhou. The Lingering Garden provides English tour guide for free every hour since 2017. You can also choose to pay for a professional English guide with different guiding route or a guiding machine. Hope that during your short stay here, you can not only satisfy your eyes, but also experience the real Chinese culture and have a better understanding of our philosophy.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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NO. 338 Liuyuan Road, Jinchang Dist, Suzhou 215008, China
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+86 512 6531 3099
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"lovely place to visit"
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"rock formations"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went there as part of a tour. The garden is very pretty and the house and tea garden are beautiful. Lots of beautiful spots for pictures. The site was very crowded with tourists It was interesting to hear about the history of this site

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a beautiful garden and if your into this sort of thing then worth a visit. I learnt that Bonsai actually originated in China , go figure. Plenty of Bonsai here which I find amazing. Pleasant walk for all ages

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here with my wife and we loved it! A very beautiful place! We particularly liked them bonsai tree garden! Definitely recommend a visit to this place!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely gardens. Very busy with lots of tourists, as are most places. Terrific bonsai garden, with a huge selection of bonsai's to see.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very short visit as part of a tour. Was a beautiful Chinese garden in its day. Now however, it is tired, dirty and very overused by numerous tour companies, all vying to yell the story of the place at their customers; at the same time...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The last of the Classical Gardens of Suzhou with UNESCO designation to visit on our trip, I had high hope for this garden when I saw the crowds & tour groups at the ticket office. Was I disappointed. Some flowers are in bloom, & the...More

Thank Louise K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

its a really must see place in Suzhou, especially in the spring with trees in blossom. The garden is in a very good shape and everything is clean. Its a very nice place to relax.

Thank Mario12345
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Lingering Gardens are beautiful - the area dedicated to the Bonsai hold some of the best examples I have ever seen - truly a place to visit

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

This garden was beautiful with many different settings to enjoy. I would love to see it in the spring when everything is in full bloom!

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Reviewed 2 March 2018

I have visited several gardens in China, but this has to be one of my favorites. It's very beautiful and relaxing even on a rainy day. The Bonsai trees are incredible. It's hard to believe that this tranquil place is in the city. This is...More

Thank Don M
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30 December 2017|
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Response from Joelle G | Reviewed this property |
I visited the Lingering Gardens but not the other. The Lingering Gardens were very beautiful if that is any help.
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jordan961
25 January 2015|
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Response from N K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it probably does. Same here, I'm not exactly sure how much as we visited it as part of an organized tour. It's a beautiful garden, well worth a visit.
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