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Lion Forest Garden

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Address: No.23 Yuanlin Road, Pingjiang District, Suzhou 215001, China
Phone Number: 0512-67272428,0512-67278316
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A small beauty.

This garden is small in size, but it is thoroughly unique! Don't let it's name fool you, it comes from the mere shape of the rocks which supposedly look like lions. It is a forest... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom

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Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This whole area is full of annoying and persistent hawkers trying to sell you discounted tickets to various venues. I don't trust them so I paid the full price adult admission of 40 RMB for Lion Forest Garden. I wish I hadn't. I spent less than 45 minutes looking at rocks that lose their appeal after at most 15 minutes.... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This garden is small in size, but it is thoroughly unique! Don't let it's name fool you, it comes from the mere shape of the rocks which supposedly look like lions. It is a forest of incredible rock features that allow you to trail through, under, over...you may feel a little lost at points as the trail snakes through the... More 

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Suzhou
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This classical Chinese garden is relatively small compared to the other famous Suzhou gardens. It showcases Taihu rock formations that are arranged around a large pond with huge carp/koi(?) in it. The rocks have been stacked and arranged so that they form "mountains" and tunnels. When you enter at first you don't really see it but the place is a... More 

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Ankeny, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

After visiting the Zhuozheng Garden, I decided to see the Shizilin garden, or Lion Forest Garden, a few blocks away. Do get wrong about the nature of this place, as there are neither lions nor forest. It's just another smaller, ancient family garden. Though an electronic board next to its entrance displayed the number of the visitors real-time as comfortable... More 

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Penang
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The amazing thing was to go through the crooked stone maze within the garden. Not advisable for people with great heights. Will for sure get your head hurt somehow. But won't be dangerous if done slowly. It's amazing it's been created hundred of years ago. Entrance fee was RMB30. Worth a visit.

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Tartu, Estonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

While less famous and smaller than the nearby Humble Administrators', this on is different in its essence. It feels like a complete piece, more intimate too, every corner, window and bridge worked out to fit with the rest. I cannot read Chinese, but those who do praised the amount and quality of poems on the walls. As typical with the... More 

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Petaling Jaya, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

2nd day @ Suzhou. Pax: 3, walking distance from ZuoZhengYuan TIPS: Provide volunteer tour guide at schedule time. Please arrange yr time ahead. Never buy tourist tickets to avoid unnecessary hazard. We're impressed by the maze. Yes, they have nice gardens .... but what make it stands out with other garden is its stone forest. U really must try on... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I went to this Garden instead of going to the bigger, more expansive Humble Administrator Garden. Indeed it was good choice I believe, It was small enough that I can spent few hours walking and admiring without having to rush to visit all the corners of the garden. It wasn't too crowded. Overall, a very beautiful place to visit and... More 

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Beijing, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Even though this one is not as famous as the Lingering Garden, I find this one more fascinating. Take a stroke in the fake mountain area by the pond, it's fun! It's nice to have a guide walking with you while explaining the garden. The wooden structures of some halls are quite surprising if you pay attention.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Once you get in, there is no way out but to go through the entire stone complex. every turn is a surprise and give yourself ample time to rest and take in the sights all carefully designed by monks of old...

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