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Lion Forest Garden, Suzhou

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Garden · Nature / Park
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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  • 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.  more »
  • 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.....  more »
  • 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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