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Lion Forest Garden

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Address: No.23 Yuanlin Road, Pingjiang District, Suzhou 215001, China
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In the middle of Suzhou City hustle and bustle - this garden is the place for children and adults - families. Have some excersize and relax, take some snacks or sandwich for a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Suzhou, China
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Suzhou, China
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In the middle of Suzhou City hustle and bustle - this garden is the place for children and adults - families. Have some excersize and relax, take some snacks or sandwich for a small picnic - that's your day! This garden is very different from any others -a stone labyrinth. You may spend there an hour or several - as... More 

Thank RaijaAflatuni
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This place is beautiful. But if you want to take a nice photo, do avoid visit during holiday season. We came here during New Year and it was really crowded and noisy and we couldn't enjoy the atmosphere to the max.

Thank inspchin
Singapore, Singapore
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89 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Gardens are aplenty in Suzhou. What stands out here is the numerous and interesting rock formations. Makes the trip more interesting. Worth a visit for some photo taking.

Thank Steven L
Helsinki, Finland
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Lovely rock garden - and so refreshing after all the classical gardens. a must see, I found this the best garden in Suzhou after the administrators garden.

Thank EllaBedella
Saitama Prefecture, Japan
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

We went there in the winter of 2016 and the garden was like a maze around a pond. While we definitely enjoyed our visit there, there wasn't any iconic objects or whatsoever. Worth a visit but can be skipped if you don't have enough time in Suzhou.

Thank newme1412
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

“It is wonderful”, this was my first feeling as I entered to Lion Grove Garden. Lion Grove Garden is small than any other classical gardens of Suzhou, so you may walk around spending a short time. However, it looks like more detailed than other. It contains everything in a small place, so it gives me a great sense of space.... More 

Thank KerryCHEONG
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

It is not impressive at all. the rocks are just like a cemented ones. The look alike rocks are everywhere. No English signboards.

Thank 77sharifah
Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

The rock configuration is marvelous .view are very nice cost 30¥. Has very nice small waterfall liked most

Thank Surgical D
Guilford, Connecticut
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Even though the garden was full of tourists (mostly Chinese), since it was a weekend, it was a fantastic experience. This garden has a plethora of the decorative rocks from Lake Tai, and paths weaving in and out in inside of them, together with many pavilions and courtyards from which to view the gardens. The pavilions also contain many paintings,... More 

Thank MarthaFelix
Nelson, New Zealand
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125 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

The huge collection of Lion shaped rocks was well set out around the ponds and gardens. We enjoyed exploring the maze of rocks and marvelled at the garden's creation.

Thank Janelizabeth56

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