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Lion Forest Garden

No.23 Yuanlin Road, Pingjiang District, Suzhou 215001, China
0512-67272428,0512-67278316
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Ranked #9 of 198 Attractions in Suzhou
Type: Gardens
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Cairo, Egypt
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This classical Chinese Garden is exceptional for its rockeries: a labyrinth of spectacular grottoes, tunnels and mounds, which is very popular with your visitors. The garden is not as large as the Humble Administrator Garden, and as a result it gets easily very crowded. Try to visit early in the morning before the crowds. Look for the water turtles in... More

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Shanghai, China
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We visited in the heat and humidity of July. This "garden" offered some relief from the elements, as you are climbing in and out of the rocky outcrops and tunnels. The maze of rocks is truly spectacular--my sons (ages 10,16, 19) LOVED playing and hiding from each other. Highly recommended for this age group, especially after touring the more traditional... More

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Palm Springs, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
10 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This garden is very interesting, but it was too crowded when we visited. Go early and try to avoid the crowds.

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Beijing, China
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Be warned, I'm personally obsessed with rocks, rock climbing, caves, etc. so it is no wonder why I absolutely loved the Lion Forest Garden. The main feature is the winding maze-like paths going up and down, in and out, over and through neat little rock formations. There is a nice pond with koi fish, lily pads, a mid-pond pagoda, and... More

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Suzhou, China
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This garden is my favourite, I went with some friend we had a lot of fun in the labyrinthe or the stone boat. I will definitely go back with friends.

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Shanghai, China
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

It's a rock garden. So don't be expecting a flower garden when you go here. Neat rock maze. RMB 30 pp and 1/2 price for kids. We felt the entrance fee was reasonable. It was a fun challenge for our 4 yr old (free entrance) and even our 13 yr old to try to go through the maze (which requires... More

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Suzhou, China
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9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

I'm not sure if you can call it a garden, there are more rocks than plants! However I went there by myself and had the time of my life! Stairs up, down, crawl and be very carefull of your head and neck as the caves are narrow, not europian sized! Had a lot of fun but can imagen if there... More

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Montreal, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

In spite of the rainy weather this garden was beautiful and lost of fun. As our tour guide pointed out the garden has the four essential elements of the classical Chinese garden: the rock, the water, the house and the wood. All that is needed for a happy life. The rockery is man-made in these gardens potentially over generations. To... More

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Ningbo, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Although it was snowing there but I really enjoyed this visit. Great Stone abd caves. Its kinda maze there I was lost. And too cold weather woah

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Paris, France
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9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

You just wonder how it is possible to design such a long path into the limited area of this fabulous rock and water garden. Each meter is twisted and contoured, you go up and just turn to go down again through a twirled tunnel of natural rock. Every moment your camera catches an angle with a different silhouette of the... More

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