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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 8 October 2017

This garden has many fun nooks and crannies for exploring from all of the unique rock structures, making it quite unique among the gardens in Suzhou. For this reason, however, it can become very congested when there is a crowd, so I would recommend not...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank emichan89
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Not as huge as the Humble Garden nearby, the Lion Forest can still get quite crowded, but has a more serene feel thanks to it's compact area. Many pavilions and many artefacts to see inside, as well as the very nice gardens and lakes themselves.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed 12 September 2017

This is one of the only Zen gardens remaining in China, started in the 14th century and now a World heritage site. It is a graceful collection of gardens, ponds, highly decorated halls and rock gardens. It is very beautiful and relaxing - well worth...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Rick M
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed hour wandering around gardens and absorbing culture. Beautiful lake and gardens natural limestone walkways

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank jude478
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

I am personally not into these kind of stuffs, but my mom does, and gosh does it make my mom soooooo happy! We came when the park is almost closed, but we had a good time anyway. It was summer so it's burning hot, I...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank NathaniaAJusuf
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Went here expecting to see more ornamental effects, but essentially a lotus pool surrounded by four different types of rocks, brought to the site from other parts of china. Not much information in English or a guidebook available. Notwithstanding, well laid out and lots of...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank NigelG407
Reviewed 11 August 2017

I visited Suzhou in June 2017. The Lion Forest Garden or Lion Grove Garden has very interesting rock formations. But if you are not careful you can hit your head as I did. The Lion Forest Garden and the Humble Administrator's Garden are located near...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

We enjoyed our trip here. It's a beautiful place with interesting sculptures and lovely garden areas. It's easy to get to and inexpensive. Tip.... go early before it gets busy.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Robyn B
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

This place has some cool buildings and the layout is interesting, but there is very little gardening and more of an installation of rocks. The rocks are meaningful and required a lot of work and maintenance, but just not what I was expecting.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Travelinspiredhome
Reviewed 25 May 2017

While this wasn't one of my favourite gardens in Suzhou, it is worth the visit (and lower entrance fee) for the beautiful taihu stones. This garden has an abundance of these famous formations. Be careful while walking through the garden, as there are limited guard...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank eiviee
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