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Lion Grove Garden

Lion Grove Garden Travel Guide

As one of the best classical gardens in Suzhou city and known as a "kingdom of artificial mountains", the Lion Grove Garden was built by the disciples of the famous Buddhist monk Tian Ru, in 1342 the second year of the Zhizheng Reign of the Yuan Dynasty.

It was a temple garden in its early days. Lion Grove Garden is one of the four most famous and representative gardens of ancient classical style in Suzhou City. The entire garden is laid out according to a compact design, with artificial mountains piled up in the southeast and a water surface the northwest. The Lion Grove Garden is famous for its many rocks grotesque in shapes resembling lions.

Covering an area of about 10,000 square meters (two and a half acres), Lion Grove Garden is an ideal sightseeing site as it has richly ornamental pavilions and towers in different styles; each has its own history and story. True Delight Pavilion (Zhenquting) is said to be the most magnificent in Lion Grove Garden due to its royal style and Emperor Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty, who visited the gardens six times, in 1765, wrote its plaque.

The whole structure of Lion Grove Garden shows a flavor of Zen Buddhism and is an apotheosis of the gardens¡¯ constructions.

Traffic:

Take bus No.2, 3, 4, 40, 701, and Tourist No.bus 1, 2, 5 run through the garden.

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