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Lingering Garden (Liú uán)

Lingering Garden (Liú uán) Review

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.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 338 Liuyuan Lu, west of the moat, Suzhou, 215002 | Map It
  • Phone: 0512/6557–9466
  • Cost: Mid-Apr.–Oct., Y40; Nov.–mid-Apr., Y30
  • Hours: Daily 7:30–5
  • Website:
  • Location: Suzhou
Updated: 05-28-2013

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