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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 must see garden

This garden is the most delicate one among all the famous ones in Suzhou. There is a lot of history associated with it. In particular, this was associated with I. M. Pei. Make you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Chun L
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State College, Pennsylvania

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State College, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This garden is the most delicate one among all the famous ones in Suzhou. There is a lot of history associated with it. In particular, this was associated with I. M. Pei. Make you understand the inspiration of Pei, at least part of it.

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Thank Chun L
Hong Kong Region, China
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6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Suzhou is famous for its gardens as well. The first day in Suzhou I have visited the Humble Administrator' Garden, which is the biggest one in Suzhou. So after that, the Lion Forest Garden looks so small and not nice. I was happy that I could enter for the half of the price (Normally 30 yuan, for students discount). After... More 

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Thank xxwanderlust
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17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Fun, take the children, it is a rock playground too :) Some people get lost in the maze of rocks , you see them climbing to free themselves and reach where they want to go! Admission is 30 rmb, about $5. Enjoyed it!

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Thank Mariam M
Shanghai, China
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

After several years we came back to the Lion Forest Garden, a small garden located in the old part of the city. It give its visitors an idea of how life was in China in former times and reveals its beauty. You walk through several chambers of the housing area and then end up in the garden which is the... More 

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1 Thank RobertTheChef
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

The gardens are quite small, a 2h visit is enough to see all of it. Nevertheless it is very enjoyable, and even on a Saturday it was not too crowded.

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Thank Robin V
Lyon, France
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Small park in Suzhoun Maybe it could be nice if it's not overpopulated. too much people and not very quiet. The exhibition of stones could not please everyone.

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Thank YepYopTraveler
Bangkok, Thailand
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76 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

I visited this garden with my friends, not sure if this is supposed to be classified as big or small garden to me. It was the only garden we visited in the city. We got fooled by the tickets scammers so we didnt had the time for anywhere else!! :'( (Dont trust these scammers, they are part of organized tourist... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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62 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

On the plus side, it was interesting and painless to visit. On the minus side, after you have seen 30 grotesque rocks, the next 30 all kind of look alike. The display is nothing compared to the peaceful zen gardens in Kyoto Japan.

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Thank J G
Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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Thank Stephen H
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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