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The Lingering Garden

Open today: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
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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...more
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NO. 338 Liuyuan Road, Jinchang Dist, Suzhou 215008, China
+86 512 6531 3099
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Lingering Garden exemplifies the beauty of integrating art and literature into landscape scenery! Sequential composition is used with invitational prelude, a narrative climax and even a thought provoking postlude!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 10 December 2018

sat around and watched the gardner on a boat scooping up tree leaves. relaxed though rushed by our guide to get back to the bus.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RobertH517
Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

Honestly one of my favorite stops during my trip to China. The gardens are beautiful and tranquil. I would have loved to have more time here.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BrittneyLikeSpears
Reviewed 4 December 2018

honestly after visiting the humbling administors garden, i wasnt expecting much. but this one was better. less crowd, smaller in size but more beautiful in my opinion. if you have time for just one gardens to see in suzhou just see this one. you will...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sans_gh
Reviewed 2 December 2018

We had a wonderful guide when we were in Shanghai and Suzhou- Peter Wu. Peter too us to the Lingering Garden and we were mesmerized by the beautiful gardens- all in proportion and highlighting beautiful Chinese plantings. There was a tranquility with the water gardens-...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Barbara V
Reviewed 27 November 2018

Well, it was for me. But of course many will prefer others. However, with the very little knowledge that I have, it seemed to have everything one wants from a Chinese garden. The Bonzai with rocks garden is spectacular, and you really do want to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KirkieClare
Reviewed 22 November 2018

We visited the Lingering Garden as part of your tour in China. This place was great. You can easily do this w/o a tour but it was included and glad it was. There is a lot to see in the garden no so much plant...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Final5
Reviewed 21 November 2018

As apart of a tour group, we spent 2 hours at the gardens. It was really busy with many other tour groups. The garden itself is nice, yet I wouldn't say amazing. The nicest part was the bonsai garden, where there was a 200-year old...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank karinaskii
Reviewed 13 November 2018

This is a very restful garden. The Bonsai area is particularly fine and there are many attractive walkways throughout.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Our Tour Group spent an hour visitin the Lingering Gardens in Suzhou - interessting displays of plants

Date of experience: September 2018
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11 August 2018|
Response from Karen W | Reviewed this property |
Take Rail Transit Line 2 and get off at Shilu Station. Go out via Exit 1 and walk northward on South Guangji Road for about 50 yards (46 meters). Turn west and walk along Liuyuan Road for about 300 yards (274 meters). Not... More
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Yes 5pm local time
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Response from Karen W | Reviewed this property |
Hi Luis, Opening Hours are 07:30 to 17:00