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...
When you come to Suzhou, you must visit the garden. There are more than a dozen gardens in Suzhou, and the most famous one is the Humble Administrator's Garden, and it is also the most visited. There is also a small garden in the Humble Administrator's Garden, which is also very popular with tourists, called Lion Forest. The history of the
lion forest is much longer than that of the Humble Administrator's Garden. The Lion Forest was built in the Yuan Dynasty to the second year (1342), 150 years earlier than the Humble Administrator's Garden, and the Lion Forest was originally a temple.
1341, Gao Yantian came to Suzhou to teach the scriptures, and was embraced by his disciples. In the Jubilee Year (the last emperor of the Yuan Dynasty, Shun Emperor to Zhengzheng two years), a disciple of Tianru Zen Master was built to build a temple for his teacher. His first name was "Lion Lin Temple". The area of the
lion forest is small, only 1.1 hectares, which is more than ten acres. During the Qing dynasty, the Emperor Qianlong visited the Lion Forest six times, and gave the Mirrors of the Mirrors, the Temple of Painting and the existing "True Fun".
Lion forest is also very similar to the architectural master Pei Ming. In 1917, Shanghai pigment giant Beirun (Bei Yuming's uncle) bought the Lion Forest, spent huge sums of money to renovate, and added some new attractions. With the present look.
This garden is famous for its rockery. The rockery can be said to be the crown of Suzhou garden. There are 9 lines and 21 holes in the rockery. It is also very interesting for tourists to get lost here.
Lion Forest, it gives me a different feeling from other Jiangnan gardens. Other gardens have a grand atmosphere, some jasper is quiet, they are dignified or gentle, and Lion Lin has a unique taste for it. among them.
Qianlong used to read the book: "True fun" is enough to prove the true interest of Lion Lin. In the classical garden, the rockery is indispensable, and in the lion forest, the rockery is a landscape, and it is also a large labyrinth. It enters along the entrance of the labyrinth. It is sometimes dark and bright when it is dark, sometimes narrow and sometimes bright, sometimes in one The layer, suddenly turned to the second floor, and each time out of the maze is a new world.
Tourists are lost in this way, and slowly feel the surprise of the ancient real fun for us today.
Lion Lin tickets 40 yuan, half price for students, the stone maze between the pavilions and pavilions in the park is really interesting and worth a visit.
Lion Lin is much smaller than the Humble Administrator's Garden on the map, but the playability is very high, which gives me a big surprise. The Lion Forest is dominated by rockeries. It is said that many lions are hidden in these rockery mountains, so it is called the Lion Forest. Qianlong likes the Lion Forest very much, but it has not been transferred for a long time in the Rockery. The story of the six-year-old childrens version of the Journey to the Silk Cave is here. After coming here, everyone is turning around in the rockery, and the rockery itself is very similar, so the Lion Forest is more like the Humble Administrators Garden. I am pleasantly surprised.
A rockery near the entrance may not be a hundred square meters, but the inside is very deep, so don't think about it if you go in. When I took this photo, I took a rockery from a road. I wanted to find a place to shoot her from the front. So I entered the rockery exploration mode and walked along the stairs and found it was taken to another hole, a rockery. In fact, it is 3D, there are roads below and above, but this road must lead to different places, and later found that lost in the rockery!
The rockery at the entrance has been turned for a long time, and most of the physical strength has been consumed. Later, we dare not easily enter any rockery that looks small, because it has a hundred ways to make you Not coming out!
In addition to rockery, the lotus pond in the Lion Forest is also beautiful and can be taken from all angles. The gardens in Suzhou stop visitors at 4 o'clock and close at 5 o'clock, so after 4 o'clock, the tourists are getting less and less, and we can finally take some big scenes.
Lion Forest is a special garden in the Suzhou Classical Garden of World Cultural Heritage. The original owner of this garden is not a long-haired literati, but a sorghum named Tianru Zen Master. In the middle of the 14th century, the disciple of Tianru Zen Master purchased a garden-style temple to facilitate his lectures. This temple is the predecessor of the Lion Forest. After the death of the Zen Master, the garden was abandoned until the Ming Dynasty was rebuilt by the Ming Dynasty and the Shang Dynasty. In the Qing Dynasty, the temples and gardens of the Lion Forest were opened. Later, the Lion Grove went through the Huang Xingzu and Beirunsheng generations of garden owners. This classical garden also showed new charm under their management and renovation.
It is said that both Kangxi and Qianlong have visited Lion Grove. Among them, Qianlong is the most infatuated and has visited the whole time six times.
The rockery is the biggest feature of the Lion Forest. The garden can see the rockery in almost every corner. The scenic spot even opens up the tour route to the mountain. You can climb to the mountain or the mountain trail along the mountain trail. Looking at the landscape, the nine-curve and eighteen bends sometimes make people get lost.
Compared to the rockery landscape, the lake view, pavilion and bridge view of the Lion Forest are more poetic. In the spring, the willows on the shore will be Yiyi; in the summer, the lotus flowers will be beautiful. Standing on the arch bridge to see the scenery, I have become the scenery of others.
Tips: Bus: Tour 1, Tour 2, Tour 5; 202, 923, 178, 301, 811, 55, 529, 309, 518 can be reached.
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.