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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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"bonsai trees"
in 34 reviews
"lovely place to visit"
in 4 reviews
"tranquil place"
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"different areas"
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"a unesco world heritage site"
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"rock formations"
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"guided tour"
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"take photos"
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"water features"
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"rainy day"
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"chinese culture"
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"tiger hill"
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"garden"
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"flowers"
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"china"
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"beauty"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The garden is a must: green as ever, interesting an relaxing if you do not have a long time to visit you can have a great idea of a Chinese garden is by visiting this one. When you enter you feel like being in a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

For some reason, this garden feels small and cramped more than the others. I'm not sure if it was just the amount of people in attendance or the fact I had issues with my sons stroller. Try to go on a day when they don't...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour brought us here around 9 am on a Monday in April, and it was already crowded. The spring season must be a popular time to visit. Lingering Garden was owned by the Liu Family, and the character Liu translates to linger or stay...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gardens are a lovely place to visit as it is recognised as a classical Suzhou UNESCO World Heritage Site and you can certainly see why. We were lucky enough to visit the gardens early so there were very few people there and once we...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to enjoy this garden early Saturday morning. We stayed ahead of the the crowds, as we made our way around the garden. This so added to our enjoyment. Seeing the crowd around the first pond as we departed emphasized how great it was...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great for photos , peaceful, excellent. Found it was a great place to visit . Very unusual place to go great for the list of places to see

Thank hchristina1946
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was amazing. Lovely to stroll through it and admire how old everything is. The Bonsai's were unreal. Lot's of history and it was amazing to hear it all. Very well maintained and very clean.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our visit to the Lingering Garden in Suzhou recently. We had a little trouble finding it at first, but it was well worth the effort. Once inside, one completely forgets what lies outside the boundary of this beautiful old garden and its...More

Thank Pamela M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Looks it a nice place to visit The gardens are indeed lingering and there were more tourists here than any other spot Interesting Gardens are exquisite along with the history of whom resided there Good insight to China

Thank ellirainbow
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As the home of a previous High ranking official, the gardens are interesting in their size and layout with rock sculptures, lagoons, bonsai gardens and relaxing places for officials etc to sit. It I svery peaceful away from the hustle and bustle of the streets...More

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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
26 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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