About The Lingering Garden

The Lingering Garden is one of the largest classical private gardens in China. It was built in the Qing Dynasty style. Since 1997 it has been inscribed on the World Cultural Heritage List. The garden is known for exquisite architectural art. The Lingering Garden, covering 23,310 sq.m., is divided into the middle, eastern, western, and northern parts. The gardens impact is generated from its ideology, trying to bring into one small area as much architectural beauty and design as possible, which creates a stunning effect.

Must See

  • Pavilions, Pond and Boat, Lingering Garden
  • Peaceful Scenery in Lingering Garden
  • Wufeng Hall
  • Little Penglai (fairyland) in the garden

How to reach

  • Take bus no. 85, 317, 933, or tourist bus no. 1 and get off at Liuyuan Station.
  • Take bus no. 7, 34, 44, 64, 70, 85, 161, 304, 315, 318, 406, 415, 522, 800, 921, 970, or 980 and get off at Liuyuan Road Station. Walk to the west along Liuyuan Road for about 300 yards (274 meters).
  • Taxi: One-Way from: ¥19 - ¥24


  • Taking the subway is not the most convenient way, take bus no. 146 at Qingtang New Village Station, get off at Huqiu Station. After arriving, walk north around 360 yards to arrive at the scenic area.
  • These four parts are connected by a 770-yard (about 700 meters) long corridor on the wall of which calligraphy carved on the stone can be found.
  • Wear comfortable clothing.
  • Children must be accompanied at all times.
  • There are points for wheelchair assistance.
  • Photography is allowed at all points on the site.
  • Outside eatables are not allowed on the premises.
  • ID cards may be asked for discounted tickets.

Visit Time

Sunday :       7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Monday :      7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday :     7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday : 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Thursday :    7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Friday :        7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Saturday :    7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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Waiting Time

Nil. Moving crowds.


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Entrance Fee


April, May, July, August, September, and October: CNY 55
January, February, March, June, November, and December: CNY 45

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Time you can spend

2 hours


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