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Lion Forest Garden

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“rock formations”(12 reviews)
“nice pond”(3 reviews)
“lily pads”(2 reviews)
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No.23 Yuanlin Road, Pingjiang District, Suzhou 215001, China
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Reviewed 30 January 2019

This is the most stunning rock garden I ever saw. The rock formation seems to be a wonderful maze. The kids had a really good time here. They said a nice place for play hide and seek.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 23 January 2019 via mobile

I had heard that this place was great for kids but it took me too long to get around to visiting it with my 7-year-old, who loved it. The garden is pretty and fun. The location is easy to get to and there are lots...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank TimothyD922
Reviewed 16 January 2019 via mobile

Been here during winters hence not sure about the spring and fall color trees. However garden is quite nice and big with different sections to be covered. Lot of water bodies are there and chinese monasteries. Takes about 2 hrs to cover the whole of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AmitChanda29
Reviewed 27 November 2018

This garden is near the Humble Administrator's Garden in the centre of Suzhou, compared to the first garden it is quite small, but in some ways all the more fascinating for that. A lot of different rocks, you almost feel if you are in a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KirkieClare
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Lots of rock formations around a beautiful pond. Very scenic and a great place to visit. We loved the ambience and recommend a visit here. We were lucky that there was no real crowd. A light rain was actually helpful. Well worth the time to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

The Lion Forest is an artificial rock "forest" with a narrow path going through the rocks. It's quite challenging to go through especially when there's a crowd, but very interesting.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

This garden is stunning in its design. While not massive, you can get lost orientating your way around the rocks. The free map is much needed. We went in October and while busy, it was still easy to find a quiet place to sit and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank HelloEm
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend! The garden is super fun to explore. There are all sorts of tunnels and little caves surrounding the pond and it’s much bigger than I thought. Entry during peak season is ¥40 or ¥20 if you are a student under 23 (they go...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Daylebag
Reviewed 14 October 2018

A small but charming garden. We visited this one and Humble Administrator Garden and they are quite different. I really recommend to visit at least another garden apart from Humble Administrator Garden. This one is very beautiful and has a very nice and interesting rocky...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Aleph_999
Reviewed 13 October 2018

Nice place to walk around, but not if you have a infant / baby / toddler who needs to use a stroller...there are many steps / uneven rocky ground to traverse, so I would definitely use a baby carrier if you have one. Takes a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Hsutc
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