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Lan Su Chinese Garden, Portland

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The walled Lan Su Chinese Garden is a result of the friendship between Portland and its sister city in China, Suzhou. The gardens are intended to provide insight into both Chinese culture and nature. Suzhou artisans built the 3,700 sq m (40,000 sq ft) garden using 454 metric tons (500 tons) of rock brought from China. It features mostly indigenous Chinese plants. Stroll through the peaceful gardens to discover more than 400 species, including, orchids, bamboos, and water flowers. You can also find a number of typical Chinese garden structures, such as covered walkways, water features, and bridges. Stop in the teahouse to experience Chinese tea culture. To visit Lan Su Chinese Garden on your holiday in Portland, and find out what else Portland has to offer, use our Portland.
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  • Tranquil. Beautiful. Not far from Powell's City of Books (which is why I came to Portland in the first place) 
    Tranquil. Beautiful. Not far from Powell's City of Books (which is why I came to Portland in the first place)  more »
  • We visited Lan Su Chinese Gardens the morning before our conference began. We took a LYFT ride into town, across the bridge from our Hotel Eastlund, and amongst the chaos of the homeless meandering.....  more
    We visited Lan Su Chinese Gardens the morning before our conference began. We took a LYFT ride into town, across the bridge from our Hotel Eastlund, and amongst the chaos of the homeless meandering.....  more »
  • Tucked away in the old town part of Portland this lovingly created Chinese tea garden is a thing to behold. I have been lucky enough to visit China itself and this place really does do it justice... 
    Tucked away in the old town part of Portland this lovingly created Chinese tea garden is a thing to behold. I have been lucky enough to visit China itself and this place really does do it justice...  more »
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  • We went there yesterday and we love it. Great place for tea time and relax. We ordered 2 cups of tea and enjoy our time there. When we headed out, the security guy asked us if we would need a bottle of water as it was hot yesterday (so nice of him). Recommend to spend about 1 hour - 1 hour 15 mins for a self guided tour including photography and tea time. Pay with app would work best if you need to extend the parking time. We ordered 3 cups of tea, around $6.5 each. We love the view :)
  • I got here for the Chinese new year and it was decorated decently. I love what they have done with just a small space, worth a ticket to go and see. I enjoyed the waterfall the most, I love them. So peaceful and calming. The tea and gift shops were neat and the the teas were tasty!
  • This place is small and amazing. I like the atmosphere and decorations. It looks very expensive to maintain. It cost 15 dollars to get inside. It is a nice place to walk around and take photos. Sit down and enjoy some tea. I like it here more than the Japanese garden. Wished it was bigger
  • A beautiful oasis in an often chaotic part of town. The garden is so calm, peaceful, and serene. It is a breath of fresh air. I love supporting them because I’ve been coming here since I was a child and I want to help ensure that it is here for many more years to come. Please pay them a visit if you are in the area, I promise you won’t regret it!
  • Beautiful peaceful space. It’s a little meditation place in the heart of downtown Portland. I was a little surprised at the high admission cost but quickly realize that this place is small but mighty. The tearoom is definitely worth stopping into. The snacks are delicious. You have to make time to try the 8 Treasures Green tea and Bamboo Mountain Oolong Tea paired with the vegetable dumplings and steamed buns. I definitely highly recommend this place for a place of reflection and tranquility!

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