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Lion Forest Garden

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Address: NO. 23 Yuanlin Road, Suzhou 215001, China
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Phone Number: 0512-67773263
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I was afraid all of the Suzhou gardens would be the same, but it was different from the Humble Administrator's Garden to make it worth the trip if you're in Suzhou. It wasn't as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2016
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

I was afraid all of the Suzhou gardens would be the same, but it was different from the Humble Administrator's Garden to make it worth the trip if you're in Suzhou. It wasn't as crowded either.

Thank nrejebym
Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Garden is dominated by strange rock formations of all shapes & sizes which give this garden quite a different appearance to the other gardens Buildings are very attractive Chinese classical buildings

Thank Darrel J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

The history of this place is very interesting and the whole garden is huge with a lot of roads. The buildings are beautiful - definitely worth visiting!!!

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Suzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

This is our favorite garden in Suzhou, reasonably priced and unique with lots of rocks and caves and passageways for kids to explore. Not recommended on rainy days as the paths are slick!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

I went to this garden after visiting humble administrator's garden. I found some similarities between the two gardens. However, one thing that stood out from this garden was the artificial "mountains" or "rocks" in the garden. Try going in for a walk and not get lost! Apparently there's a story for that part of the garden. There were many tourist... More 

Thank Simlez
Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

We actually went to the Lion Forest Garden instead of the Humble Administrator's Garden, because it was half the price! It's smaller, but it was really nice to walk round. If you've been to Yu Yuan in Shanghai it's quite similar. Lots of pretty pavilions and walkways, and a rock grove. We went on an off-peak day so it wasn't... More 

Thank Rebecca257
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

The garden was extremely beautiful, but I went on a weekend and the amount of Chinese tourists was simply crazy. There were tour guides everywhere screaming through their microphones and all the tourists spoil all the shots that I was trying to take. It would have been beautiful if there was nobody else around. Try to come on a weekday.

1 Thank ongtingyong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

For me it's the best park in Suzhou. The place with deep historical and cultural roots, many tourists but at the same time beautiful and peaceful. The right place to feel the time and garden culture. You can come here when it rains or when it's hot, the park will be different. Hopefully I will visit it again.

1 Thank Лаврентий К
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Even on a Monday the garden was overrun with tours and competing guides who seem to be seeing who can be louder. It is worth seeing the rock formations.

Thank Marty S
Pali, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

This being one of the places which should not be missed in Suzhou at any cost. Although there are no lions but it requires a lot of imagination to connect the lake extracted rocks to consider in shape of lions. Beautiful gardens which screams about the ancient China's tradition

Thank Siddharth J

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