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Lan Su Chinese Garden
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US$ 94.00*
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Portland Combo: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing...
Ranked #14 of 480 things to do in Portland
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Opened in fall of 2000, this is the largest Suzhou style garden outside of China.
Reviewed 9 February 2018

As has been said, this beautiful garden is well worth visiting. We were there in January so not an explosion of color but still much to experience. Our visit was greatly enhanced by our tour guide who explained the significance of the garden elements: everything from the patterns beneath your feet to the play of shadows and light. So much thought went into everything you see; I feel I got quite an education! The stories behind the poetry on the walls and unique "downspouts" were very cool. We walked here from our hotel through a less than stellar area so give thought to when you go. Nice little gift shop, too.

Thank RetroFan
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

One of the cultural prides of downtown Portand is the Lan Su Chinese Garden, built brick-by-brick from the original in China. A quiet peaceful place of water, gardens and architecture that celebrate solitude and reflection.

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Reviewed 4 February 2018

Chinatown is no more you have 1 block of secluded gardens and ponds surrounded by high rises. The pagodas are so unique and even in winter the gardens are worthwhile visiting.

Thank Marlene M
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

The Lan Su Garden is a small, exquisite retreat in Portland's historic Chinatown/Old Town District. The garden was designed and built working with Chinese architects and crafts people, particularly from Portland's Sister City, Suzhou. For an hour of calm and reflection, it is hard to beat. The small teahouse is charming and friendly. I visit the Chinese Garden regularly and find it best in the rain, when visitors are relatively scarce and the rain adds to the ambience. A real treat to the senses.

Thank Vaney
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Stopped by on an overcast morning to show my cousin the charm of the gardens. When they were not in bloom, the Koy were gliding trough the pond, the artwork was wonderful, and we stopped at the tea house for refreshment and a snack. Nice way to send several hours in the heart of Portland.

Thank John H
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