Lion Grove Garden

Compactly yet harmoniously spaced, the Lion Forest Garden has a prominent part for series of man-made mountains with various buildings around the lake, and an artificial waterfall and cliffs at the edge of the lake on the west. Remains of the 14th century artificial mountains, covering 1,152 square meters. and being the largest of all at Suzhou, can be still seen today. Noted for its labyrinthine mountains with winding pathways and caverns, old pines and cypress trees, awesome peaks and  jogged rocks of grotesque shapes resembling dancing lions with striking and unusral poses,it possesses with pride the true delights of mountain and forest scenery in limited space with a flavor of Zen Buddhism. 

Suzhou Lion Grove Garden

The Hall of Peace and Happiness, one of the principal buildings in the garden, is a  master-piece of typical mandarin ducks' hall at Suzhou. Divided in halves, the northern half of the hall differs from the southern half in many particular aspects, such as beam-framing systems, furnishings, pavements, carvings, window designs and so forth. With painted patterns and beam carvings and looking splendid in green and gold, the True Delight Pavilion in the royal style with the "True  Delight "tablet inscribed by the Qing Emperor Qianlong is a main viewing place in the garden and differs from the other plain and elegant gardens of Suzhou. Other buildings include the pointing at Cypress Trees Hall, the Asking Prunus Mume Pavilion and the Stone Boat, etc. 

Lion Forest Garden Suzhou China

The Lion Forest Garden boasts 22 buildings of varied types, 25tablets and plateaux,71steles inscribed with the famous Calligraphy Collection of the Listening to Rain Tower,23 brick carvings,5 carved wooden screens, and 13 valuable old trees such as gingo biloba L.,pinus bungeana Zucc, etc., which fall into 5 catalogues.

Address: No.23,Yuanlin Lu, Pingjiang District, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China

Opening Hours: 9:00 am - 17:00pm

Entrance Fee

Busy season:¥30.00 (April 16-October 30)

Off season:¥20.00 (October 31 - April 15)

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