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Lion Forest Garden
Top 4 in Can't Miss Attractions

11,857 Reviews
Liked by 58
low season(June, November-December)7:30-17:00 ; high season( April-May, July-October) 7:30-17:30
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-2 hours
Address: No. 23, Garden Road, Gusu District, Suzhou City
Official website:
Phone: 0512-67773263

What people are saying:

I thought a lot to find out what Lion Forest makes me feel to write a review about. I can only say it's uniqe and beautiful. When you walk inside the rock formations you feel like you are lost. Highly recommended.

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3.6/57 Reviews
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  • 307linw

    Fantastic weather and ancient history

    I've heard this place from many colleagues of mine. The labour holiday gave me and my wife a great opportunity to check out the ancient landscape. I guess it'll be busy after the pandemic.

    Reviewed on /Date(1589319767000+0800)/
  • Voyager811386

    Small, but interesting

    Much smaller than we expected and a little difficult to find - we walked past it a couple of times before venturing inside to check if it was the lion forest garden. If you spot a coach park you are i...

    Reviewed on /Date(1578626817000+0800)/
  • michaelh818
    Brüssel, Belgien

    Suzhou about philosopher's retreat

    We spend an entire morning in the Lion garden and it was absolutely amazing. Our guide made the visut something truely special.... we could almost feel the history.

    Reviewed on /Date(1576924453000+0800)/
  • beavermomma
    Sandy, Utah

    Beautiful Rock Garden

    Beautiful Little Rock Garden in the middle of old town Suzhou. It is totally different from the Humble Administrators Garden, smaller with the focus on the rock formations.

    Reviewed on /Date(1573095099000+0800)/
  • RPREnt767


    Lovely. The Lion garden was something of a maze and presented a lovely challenge and tour. It's filled with history and it shows and boast of the past with its culture.

    Reviewed on /Date(1572781368000+0800)/

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Additional Information


Lion Forest Garden, Humble Administrator's Garden, Lingering Garden, and Canglang Pavilion are collectively known as the “Four Famous Suzhou Gardens”. The Lion Forest was built in the Yuan Dynasty and was originally a back garden of Zen temples. It was later purchased as a private residence. This garden was treasured by Emperor Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty, who always stayed here during his visits to Southern China. Although the Lion Grove Garden is small, the artificial mountains in the park are very well-known. The strange rocks resemble dancing lions. The connection between the artificial mountains is not dissimilar to a maze. You can play hide-and-seek in the stone maze or count the number of observable stone lions.
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