Lingering Garden, located in the Jiangnan ancient town Suzhou, is a famous Chinese classical garden for its exquisite arrangement of the inner garden construction and numerous astonishing stone. Together with Suzhou Humble Administrator’s Garden, Chengde Summer Resort and Beijing Sumer Palace, they are named “the Four Famous Gardens in China”. The Lingering Garden was listed as one of the national key relics protection units in 1961, and the World Cultural Heritage in 1997, and even AAAAA level scenic spots in 2001 together with the Humble Administrator’s Garden and Tiger Hill in Suzhou.
The Lingering Garden is divided into four parts, where you can experience four kinds of different scenery of mountain and water, fields and gardens, mountain forest and courtyards. Its middle part is decorated with the water view which is the essence of the whole garden. Its east part, however, will attract your attention by its winding yards and corridors, where you can view several pavilions, and there are three rocky crags standing in the back of the water pool in the yard, among which the middle one is called the Guanyun Capped Peak, others called the Ruiyun Capped Peak and Xiuyun Capped Peak. Its north part is characterized by the countryside scenery and new built bonsai garden. Its west part is the highest among the whole garden, where you will enjoy the wild field fun, spectacular artificial hills, reciprocally separated stones and earth, which look so natural.
When you have a travel here, you will find the constructions of the gardens divide it into several sections, and there are various types of windows for each building, and each window is different which can connect with the view from other windows so as to enable you to have a birds’ eyes view of all pictutes consisting of mountain, water, flower and trees when you are enjoying the scenery from the indoor windows.
Travel tips: 1) Opening time: 7:30a.m.-17:00p.m. 2)Ticket price: 40RMB/adult in the peak season from 16th April to 30th October and 30 RMB/adult in the slack season from 31st October to 15th April. 3) Best time to visit: Spring time when you will appreciate the scroll painting of the poetic scenery there. 4) Suggestion for visiting duration: 3 hours.