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.
Lion Forest Garden reviews
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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