Lion Grove is another interesting garden in Suzhou, which is
well-known for oddly-shaped rocks and deep caves. Like the Humble
Administrator's Garden, this one was also built hundreds years ago
in the Yuan Dynasty. A monk called Tian Ru constructed this garden
to commemorate his teacher. The garden's name comes from the rocks'
resemblance to lions.
Occupying an area of over one hectare, Lion Grove is filled with
rockeries of various shapes and sizes, which have made the garden
the "Kingdom of Rockeries" in China. Qing Emperor Qianlong once
paid a visit to Lion Grove and was impressed by the intricate
labyrinth of caves there. Delighted, he wrote the inscription
The buildings in Lion Grove are representative works of the
Traffic: Tourists can take No.1, No.2 or No.5 touring bus, No.202
(former No.2), No.204 (former No.4 bus), No.23, No.549 (former
No.29 bus), No.40, No.78, No.301 and No.305 bus to Lion Grove
Garden. You can visit Suzhou Folk Custom Museum at the same time
and go to Humble Administrator’s Garden after walking one hundred
meters southwards along Garden Road.
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