Lion Grove Garden, with a history of more than 650 years, is one of the four famous gardens in Suzhou. Located in the northeast of the downtown in Suzhou, the Lion Grove Garden covers an area of 1.1 hectares, of which 0.88 hectare is for opening area. It was listed as the relics protection unit in Suzhou in 1982.
The Lion Grove Garden is characterized by all kinds of cultural landscape including classic garden pavilions, platforms, towers, halls and corridors. It is also famous for lakes, mountains, strange stones and deep cave gully. It even has been honored as the “Rockery Kingdom.”
The artificial hills in the Lion Grove Garden are undulate for their peaks and the momentum are strong and grand. They look dainty and exquisite. There are 9 paths for the rockery group and 21 cave entrances, whose lateral part are winding and vertical side ups and downs. When you pass through the caves, you will feel it hovers right and left and get to the peak at this moment and the next munite will go to the valley bottom—so challenging. You will have great fun there.
Walking in the Lion Grove Garden, appreciating the unique architectures, the bamboo in the forest, the strange stones under the bamboo which look like the lions, you will have a relaxable mood when climbing the artificial hill here.
Travel information: 1) Ticket price: 30 RMB/adult in peak season from 16th April-30th October and 20 RMB/adult in slack season from 31st October -15th April. 2) Opening time: 9:00 a.m.-17:00 p.m. 3) Duration: 1-2 hours. 4) Best time to go there: Spring time. 5) How to get there: type one: take the No.5 or No.2 city bus from bus station or railway station and get off in the Lion Grove Garden stop; type two: take the No.1, 101, 102 public buses in the south railway station stop to the Guanqian Street and then change to the No.3 or No.5 bus to the Lion Grove Garden. 6) Delicious food nearby: Guanqian Street just 20 minutes walk away.