Introduction to Lingering Garden (留园)
Suzhou's Lingering Garden, is one of the four famous Chinese gardens in Suzhou. The garden was first built in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and then rebuilt by a Qing dynasty official. This garden occupies an area of 23,300 square meters and was listed in 1997 as a world heritage site by the UNESCO. Like the other famous gardens in Suzhou, Lingering Garden is a stunning landscape enclosed within a small area. The garden has buildings and temples blending in harmoniously with trees and flowers. It can be divided into central, eastern, western and northern quadrants each with a unique style of architecture.
The succeeding owners followed his model when doing restoration work. Almost demolished in the 1930s, the garden was repaired sponsored by the government and then opened to the public. Like the other famous gardens in Suzhou, the Lingering Garden is an impressive natural garden with many beautiful sights within limited space. In this garden, domiciles, ancestral temples and private gardens are included. Buildings, trees, and flowers blend harmoniously with their surroundings. The garden can generally be divided into four parts: the central, eastern, western and northern parts according to the style of the buildings.
No.338 Liuyuan Road, Jinchang District, Suzhou
Pavilions, Wufeng Hall, Celestial Hall of Five Peaks
Admission Fee: 40 Yuan
1. Take buses 85, 317, 933, or tourist bus 1 getting off at Liuyuan Station.
1. Try to avoid visiting during the summer holidays and Golden Week in October. There are many tour groups and local tourists during national holidays.
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