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Lion Forest Garden, Suzhou

4.4
#3 of 40 in Parks in Suzhou
The finest specimen of Suzhou's World Heritage-listed classical gardens, Lion Forest Garden features lion-shaped, highly porous limestone from Lake Tai, forming a multistory rock maze up to 7 m (23 ft) in height. In addition to its famous labyrinthine grotto, the garden features a central pond, a miniature mountain of yellow stone, a small cave, and a number of paved paths. Climb to the observation area of a pavilion once favored by Emperor Qianlong, and watch as others try to find their way out of the three-level labyrinth, which spans 1,154 sq m (12,421 sq ft) with nine paths and 21 caves. Two other richly ornamented pavilions house numerous tablets and carved screens. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Lion Forest Garden by using our Suzhou vacation planner.
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  • Speaking of Suzhou, there is an image of a political garden, but this is also a very quaint garden. There are a lot of strange rocks in the garden, and I get a great impression somewhere. However, there are a lot of flowers and stained glass in the garden, and it makes you feel the fine beauty.
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  • A garden (it is said) very particular and 60% immersed in rocks. Very unusual. However when I went there were so many people and you could not fully enjoy the experience and peace that the place wants to convey to the visitor.
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  • It is a creative architecture from the 14th century. Then some emperors ordered to replicated its style into their royal garden in Beijing. Very interesting but be carefully exploring. I would spend 30 minutes here.
  • It was larger and it seemed and it was fun going through the rock maze inside.
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