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“Beautiful lake reminiscent of Lake Geneva”
Review of Jinji Lake

Jinji Lake
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Private Suzhou Local Flavor Day Tour
Ranked #10 of 347 things to do in Suzhou
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Monte Sereno, California, United States
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Beautiful lake reminiscent of Lake Geneva”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

This lake town is really pretty with a China flair. I really enjoyed the "european" feel of this Chinese city. The people were friendly and the food was great.

Visited June 2014
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2014

An excellent place to visit.
The water and light show is a marvelous free event on most weekends.
Lots of places to eat and drink as you stroll around the lake.

Visited November 2013
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Lyons, Colorado
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Beautiful lake”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

Had lunch at a restaurant at Jinji lake and loved the walk around it with moms walking kids and the beautiful scenery

Visited May 2014
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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50 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Picturesque and serene”
Reviewed 18 May 2014

love the view, serenity and the ambience...totally what we need on a holiday, and with plenty of fresh air too. Wasn't too keen on one of the mini shops that had captured a turtle and kept it in a cage that hardly had enuf space for it to move. This was the only sour memory I have of this place.

Visited April 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2014

Because of all the rave reviews, my partner and I decided to head over to Jinji Lake one night during our trip to Suzhou. I read on numerous websites that the Jinji Lake water show and fireworks were both at 8pm every Friday and Saturday night, as well as on holidays.

We arrived at the Dongfangzhimen Metro station at about 7:15 this past Friday night and decided to go get a drink at Zapata's, right next to the water, while we waited for the show to start. At 7:40, just when our drinks finally arrived, we suddenly heard the water show beginning. We tried to drink quickly but by the time we got outside the water show had just ended (about 10 minutes for the show). Thinking we missed the whole show, we decided a walk by the lake would at least be nice, but at about 8:20 the fireworks show suddenly started on the opposite side of the lake. Maybe the show varies in quality but this time it was pretty pitiful, just very basic fireworks and only one at a time. The fireworks show only lasted a few minutes.

The lake itself is nice for an artificial lake, although in my opinion there are much better things to see and do in Suzhou. I would really only recommend going if you have a lot of time in Suzhou or maybe if you have kids and want to take them to the water show, just be sure to show up early!

Visited April 2014
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