The Lion Forest Garden is a garden placed at 23 Yuanlin Road in Pingjiang District, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China. The garden is well known for the extensive and overly complex cave of taihu rocks at its inside. The name of the garden is gotten from the state of these rocks, which are said to look like lions. The garden is perceived with other traditional gardens in Suzhou as an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Initially developed in the Yuan Dynasty, The Lion Forest Garden is a conspicuous garden offering man-made mountains with different structures around the lake. In 1341, Tian Ru, a Buddhist minister, came to Suzhou to lecture scriptures, and was cherished and bolstered by his supporters. The home year, his followers fabricated this sanctuary garden for their expert, which is offered by rocks fit as a fiddle of lion, thus the name Lion Forest Garden.
The Lion Forest Garden contains 22 structures of changed sorts, 25 tablets and plateaux, 71 steles recorded with the renowned Calligraphy Collection of the Listening to Rain Tower, 23 block carvings, 5 cut wooden screens, and 13 profitable old trees, for example, ginkgo biloba and pinus bungeana.
|Admission Fee:||CNY 40 (April, May, July, August, September and October)
CNY 30 (January, February, March, June, November and December)
Note: The ticket prices will increase to CNY 40 and CNY 30 separately from July 1, 2014.
|Opening Hours:||07:30 to 17:30 (March 1 to October 15)
07:30 to 17:00 (October 16 to the end of February of next year)
|Bus Route:||Take bus no. 529, 811 or Tourism Bus No.1 & 5, and then get off at Suzhou Museum Station|