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The Lion Forest Garden, Suzhou

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The finest specimen of Suzhou's World Heritage-listed classical gardens, The 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 The Lion Forest Garden and other attractions in Suzhou.
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  • Visited this after visiting the Humble Administrator's Garden. Only a short walk between them. This garden is much smaller and had a crowded feel, as even on a Monday morning it soon filled up. The ro...  more »
  • Taihu-rocks enclosed garden is impressive, narrow passages is distracting maze. Across a canal near the humble Administrator's garden and is in each of the.
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  • 来苏州肯定要去的就是狮子林,拙政园这些苏州园林了。 别看狮子林不大,却真是一步一景,很喜欢这里的石山,看着就在中间的一些石头,但是中间却是小路回转,曲径通幽,真的是奇妙至极!  more »
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  • Gorgeous Chinese garden. Monks that visited long ago said that the numerous unique rock sculptures and formations appeared as though there were lions prowling through the garden forest - hence the name. Truly beautiful.
  • Lion Grove Garden is another wonderful garden in Suzhou. It's very near The Humble Administrator's Garden and has a different characteristics. Both are worth to spend half a day.
  • Great atmosphere. Not so crowded when in low season.
  • You can understanding how much property that the mandarins took from others.
  • typical chinese garden. This one is small but packed with great things. Nice views and photo spots.