One of the four renowned gardens in Suzhou, Liuyuan, or Lingering
Garden, was first built in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and was
rebuilt by a Qing official. Its Taihu Lake rocks boost its
reputation both at home and abroad.
The core of the two-hectare garden is a pond, with hills to the
northwest and buildings to the southeast responsible for a good
many of the contrasting effects. The eastern section features
mainly halls and courtyards. The imposing Wufengxian (Five-Peak
immortals) Hall is the largest hall of all the Suzhou gardens. The
western section is dotted with vegetation whereas the northern
section is reminiscent of a peaceful countryside.
Traffic: visitors can take No.1, 2 or 3 touring bus, No. 54, No.
85, No. 406(former No. 6), No. 7 and No.949 (former No. 49) bus to
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