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Beijing to Shanghai Sights

Lingering Garden (Liú uán)

  • 338 Liuyuan Lu Map It
  • Suzhou
  • Garden/Arboretum

Updated 05/28/2013

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Windows frame other windows, undulating rooflines recall waves, and a closed corridor transforms into a room open to the pond at this interesting garden. The compound provides an endless array of architectural surprises: in a corner an unexpected skylight illuminates a planted nook; windows are placed to frame bamboos as perfectly as if they were painted. The Mandarin Duck Hall is particularly impressive, with a lovely moon gate engraved with vines and flowers.

In the back of the garden stands a 70-foot-tall rock moved here from Lake Taihu. Occasional solo musical performances on erhu and zither enliven the halls.

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338 Liuyuan Lu, west of the moat, Suzhou, 215002, China

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Sight Details:

  • Mid-Apr.–Oct., Y40; Nov.–mid-Apr., Y30
  • Daily 7:30–5

Updated 05/28/2013


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