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It was a long day seeing the many spectacular gardens of Suzhou. After a very late lunch the family was tired and very much on garden overload. Still, though, the Lion Grove was nearby and based on what we read, this one was small and...More
Of the many Classical Chinese gardens we have visited, this one was our favorite. The complexity of the pathway is astounding. The giant rockery maze is the largest I know of in Suzhou, a city renowned in the People’s Republic as a paradise on Earth...More
We visited the Lion Forest Garden immediately after a visit to the Humble Administrator’s Garden. The are within walking distance of each other and it is worth combining a visit to see them both.
A reminder for all foreign visitors that you need to show...More
Where do I start? The Lion Forest is a beautiful garden that's quite large compared to the other gardens in Suzhou. With well kept lily pads and buildings that pay tribute to the history, it's a must-see of you're in the area.
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I've lived in Suzhou for many years during my 10th Anniversary of visiting China, I went on a mission to see and explore all the gardens of Suzhou. Spent the entire day with my wife and kids enjoying the beauty that these gardens have to...More
The emphasis on rock in this garden means that seasonal flowering is less important to its enjoyment. It seems bigger than it is because of the many different paths and passages. At 9 am on a Tuesday it was already crowded but the tour groups...More
The scale and complexity of this garden is intricate and defies description. The rock work is vast, from cascading cliffs to mountain pillars and winding caves all artfully arranged around a large pond dotted with pavilions and bridges. One visit is hardly enough to grasp...More
My wife and I visited during Tomb Sweeping Day and it was packed. The garden was nice but was hard to get around with the amount of people crammed in. It was still enjoyable and I'm glad I went. It would have been nicer if...More