Lion Forest Garden
Lion Forest Garden
4.5
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Lisa
Watsonville, CA82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
While visiting friends in Shanghai we decided to take a day trip to Suzhou. In a long and sad story of mis-communication, we had much less time there than originally planned. The ONE garden we went to was the Lion Forest Garden, and it was STUNNING. We were four adults and 6 children, ranging from ages 2-9. They loved it tool. The garden is a maze of rock caves and outcroppings, ponds and paths and gardens. We were there in April, the the entire place was ablaze with flowers and colorful foliage. Every corner turned was a photographic opportunity. And unlike quiet, Zen-like gardens, this place was bustling. Our girls ran around, absolutely delighted by it all. The adults just soaked in the beauty, and we all left happy.

This ONE garden visit was so enjoyable that when we revisit China in early 2008 we will spend a day or two in Suzhou. The gardens really have to be seen, and the Lion Forest Garden is a great place to start, even with KIDS!
Written July 8, 2006
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paulm5545
Los Angeles, California58 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2011
We took a chance and went to the Lion Forest Garden, also known as The Kingdom of Rockeries. It is a famous Yuan-dynasty garden. I'm glad we made this trip during the "off" season, because it allowed us to walk around pretty much undisturbed. The garden and buildings were well maintained. If you have an hour or two (at the most) to spare, this is a nice visit with an interesting history.
Written March 22, 2011
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OrlandoAsh
Orlando, FL86 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2010
Even though it is generally crowded, there are lot of quite places in the garden where the river ( or lake) with surrounding greenery is a wonderful solace. There is a new museam near by. However not that impressive. The best part is the near by town where you see many artisan's and their work and get them very cheep.
Written January 9, 2011
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dwau9
Santa Maria, CA1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We went to 2 of the lovely gardens in Suzhou, China---the Humble Administrator's Garden and the Couple's Retreat Garden. As I was with my Chinese Friend I was able to understand a bit of the commentary. I was the only westerner on the trip but I was made to feel welcome by the Chinese people who were also touring the gardens. Since the trip was in March and the trees and flowers were not in bloom yet, I was trying to picture all the lovely gardens, pools and beautiful stonework in color. I understand that the sites are more beautiful then but the abundant tourists spoil the views.
Written April 12, 2010
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JJnEE
Singapore252 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2012 • Couples
Great experience with its labyrinthine mountains with winding pathways and caverns,old pines and cypress trees,awesome peaks and jogged rocks of grotesque shapes resembling dancing lions with striking and unusral poses,it possesses with pride the true delights of mountain and forest scenery

The True Delight Pavilion in the royal style with the "True Delight "tablet inscribed by the Qing Emperor Qianlong is a main viewing place in the garden and differs from the other plain and elegant gardens of Suzhou
Written May 16, 2012
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Wanderer783934
52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019
This is by far the best garden we feel to visit . The rock garden and maze are fun to get the family lost in. Very busy place but well worth visiting.
Written September 6, 2019
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D13O
The Hague, The Netherlands248 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
Never been angrier in my life. Went on a day trip to Suzhou only to find out that of April 27 2019, foreigners need a reservation one day in advance for this the humble garden and the museum. Went back to Shanghai. Not very tourist friendly.
Written May 2, 2019
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Francisco c
Sunnyvale, CA26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Solo
My first time there. Very cool museum as well as the rock formations they have throughout the park. They have some tight trails thru the rock formations that quite neat. The park is small and there isn’t too many English translated exhibits. There are English speaking tour guides if you want to fully understand the exhibits.
It was entertaining to visit.
Written April 10, 2019
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Kenneth H
26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
The Lion Forest is an artificial rock "forest" with a narrow path going through the rocks. It's quite challenging to go through especially when there's a crowd, but very interesting.
Written October 24, 2018
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ERIC H
33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018
I loved stumbling on this place. We were at the Suzhou Museum and walking back to the subway when we walked past this. The rock formation in the middle of this place almost seems from another planet. It's beautiful. They have traditional Chinese buildings and art work all around this place. We went on a weekend and crowd levels were a bit high, so maybe a weekday visit would be better. But if you only have a weekend to check out Lion Forest Garden you should!
Written October 2, 2018
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