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Lion Forest Garden, Suzhou

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The finest specimen of Suzhou's World Heritage-listed classical gardens, Lion Forest Garden features lion-shaped, highly porous limestone from Lake Tai, forming a multistory rock maze up to 7 m (23 ft) in height. In addition to its famous labyrinthine grotto, the garden features a central pond, a miniature mountain of yellow stone, a small cave, and a number of paved paths. Climb to the observation area of a pavilion once favored by Emperor Qianlong, and watch as others try to find their way out of the three-level labyrinth, which spans 1,154 sq m (12,421 sq ft) with nine paths and 21 caves. Two other richly ornamented pavilions house numerous tablets and carved screens. Use our Suzhou itinerary maker to arrange your visit to Lion Forest Garden and other attractions in Suzhou.
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  • 如果人你是带着孩子一起出游的,那么苏州狮子林一定要去。这里的假山层层叠叠,象无数只小狮子在戏闹,这里可以让小朋友在假山里捉迷藏,让小朋友体会什么叫只闻其声不见其影的乐趣。儿时的我们时常在放暑假时相约去狮子林捉迷藏,夏天雨水多的时候,石舫里便是水,而假山通道里也是河水,我们在假山洞里趟水,又阴凉又开心。而长大了以后,才领悟这造园的精妙之处,这里可以说是苏州假山匠人的顶峰之作。民国时张大千曾在此园养过...  more »
  • This place is beautiful. But if you want to take a nice photo, do avoid visit during holiday season. We came here during New Year and it was really crowded and noisy and we couldn't enjoy the atmosphe...  more »
  • It is a garden Lake stone holes used in abundance. Part of the Taihu-rocks was supposed to build a three-dimensional maze-like. Not careful, will be held up in the family. Walk from Regents Park, is right.
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