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Lion Forest Garden

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“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 12 October 2018 via mobile

When you visit this place you understand why the Suzhou gardens are so famous! This garden is very peaceful and charming. Definitely a place that is worth visiting!

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank egarnier1
Reviewed 3 October 2018

I loved stumbling on this place. We were at the Suzhou Museum and walking back to the subway when we walked past this. The rock formation in the middle of this place almost seems from another planet. It's beautiful. They have traditional Chinese buildings and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank ERIC H
Reviewed 18 September 2018

It was a long day seeing the many spectacular gardens of Suzhou. After a very late lunch the family was tired and very much on garden overload. Still, though, the Lion Grove was nearby and based on what we read, this one was small and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank RogersParkian
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Of the many Classical Chinese gardens we have visited, this one was our favorite. The complexity of the pathway is astounding. The giant rockery maze is the largest I know of in Suzhou, a city renowned in the People’s Republic as a paradise on Earth...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Jordan_McAlister
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

We visited the Lion Forest Garden immediately after a visit to the Humble Administrator’s Garden. The are within walking distance of each other and it is worth combining a visit to see them both. A reminder for all foreign visitors that you need to show...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank michaelcA4324MB
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Where do I start? The Lion Forest is a beautiful garden that's quite large compared to the other gardens in Suzhou. With well kept lily pads and buildings that pay tribute to the history, it's a must-see of you're in the area. For photo and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 5 July 2018

I've lived in Suzhou for many years during my 10th Anniversary of visiting China, I went on a mission to see and explore all the gardens of Suzhou. Spent the entire day with my wife and kids enjoying the beauty that these gardens have to...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

A hidden gem! Our kids age 11 and 15 loved this garden, and so did we! It is so different from other gardens we saw in China....

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank RJWE4
Reviewed 10 June 2018

The emphasis on rock in this garden means that seasonal flowering is less important to its enjoyment. It seems bigger than it is because of the many different paths and passages. At 9 am on a Tuesday it was already crowded but the tour groups...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Follync
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

The scale and complexity of this garden is intricate and defies description. The rock work is vast, from cascading cliffs to mountain pillars and winding caves all artfully arranged around a large pond dotted with pavilions and bridges. One visit is hardly enough to grasp...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Ken L
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