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Lion Grove Garden Tours

Lion Grove Garden
Built by a Buddhist monk in 1342, the Lion Grove Garden is one of the oldest classical gardens in Suzhou and one of nine gardens in the area recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its uniqueness lies in its unusual design of grotto mazes, ponds, and pavilions, with a large and elaborate grotto of taihu rocks at its center. Anyone interested in oriental design and architecture, as well as nature and history, will appreciate a visit here.

The garden's massive grotto is made up of a maze of paths winding through 21 caves across three levels, with a pond dividing the grotto into east and west sections. The rocks, dating back to the Yuan Dynasty, are piled up in such a way that they are meant to resemble lions in various positions. Elsewhere in the garden, there are buildings, trees, ponds, and other elements to explore.

Lion Grove Garden can be visited as part of a day trip from Shanghai to Suzhou. Enjoy a stroll in the grotto maze here, followed by lunch and shopping nearby, or perhaps even a boat ride along the canal. The high-speed express train from Shanghai makes the journey easy, and is included on some organized tours.

Practical Info

Lion Grove Garden is situated close to Pingjiang Road  in Suzhou. It is open daily from 7:30am to 5:30pm. Admission is 40 CNY in spring and summer, and 30 CNY in autumn and winter. Children under 3'11"(1.2 m) tall can enter the Lion Grove Garden for free when accompanied by an adult. For children under 4'11" tall (1.5 m), entrance is half price. This is a popular site with uneven grounds, so be sure to take your time and watch your step while exploring.

Did You Know? Aside from the Lion Grove Garden, the Lingering Garden, Humble Administrator’s Garden, and the Master of Nets Garden are the most famous of Suzhou's UNESCO-listed classical gardens.
Address: 23 Yuanlin Road, Suzhou, Eastern China, China
Hours: 7:30am–5:30pm daily
Admission: Varies
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Suzhou Day Tour: Lion Grove Garden and Pingjiang Road with Canal Boat Ride

Enjoy Suzhou on an 8-hour private tour that introduces you to the beauty of one of the oldest towns in the Yangtze basin, known for its gardens, which together form a UNESCO World Heritage site. With a guide, you'll visit Lion Grove Garden (or Lion Forest Garden), Humble Administrator's Garden, and Pingjiang Road, plus take a boat ride. Lunch is included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Independent Tour of Suzhou from Shanghai

This self-guided tour offers you a offers your a comfortable private transfer service to Suzhou from Shanghai. Discover the top attractions of Suzhou by yourself with your own pace.Accompanied by your private driver and stop at the beautiful garden, such as Humble Administrator's Garden, Tiger Hill, Panmen Gate, Jinji Lake and etc.. Take a boat ride along the old Grand Canal or walk along on the historic Pingjiang Road. This service also applies to business travelers who needs a private round trip transfer between Shanghai and Suzhou.
  • Duration: 8 to 9 hours
  • Duration: 8 to 9 hours
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4-Hour Flexible Suzhou City Highlights Private Tour

Explore few top attractions of Suzhou within your limited time. The half-day tour itinerary is fully customizable based on your personal interests. See the beautiful Humble Administrator's Garden, Tiger Hill, Panmen Gate, Jinji Lake and etc.. Take a boat ride along the old Grand Canal or walk along on the historic Pingjiang Road and Shantang Street to experience the local life. Private guide and transfer services are included
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Village Private Day with Lunch

Discovery the charming Suzhou by exploring its enchanting gardens and the bridges and visit one of the UNESCO garden such as Humble Administrator’s garden or Lingering, Temples or museums based on your preferences, afternoon choose to visit Zhouzhuang ,rated as National 5A attractions and also known as the China No. 1 water town, explore the ancient stone bridges, tranquil canals, and Ming and Qing era residences with your local expert guide. Enjoy a flexible itinerary, with central Suzhou hotel or Suzhou railway station pickup and drop-off included.
  • Duration: 7 to 8 hours
  • Duration: 7 to 8 hours
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Flexible Suzhou Private Tour from Shanghai with First Class Bullet Train Option

This relaxing day trip to Suzhou from Shanghai takes you to explore the top attractions of Suzhou. The itinerary is fully customizable based on your personal interests. See the beautiful Humble Administrator's Garden, Tiger Hill, Panmen Gate, Jinji Lake and etc.. Take a boat ride along the old Grand Canal or walk along on the historic Pingjiang Road and Shantang Street to experience the local life. Tasty lunch, round-trip bullet train ticket, private guide and transfer service are inclusive. Upgrade your bullet train seating into first class at time of booking.
  • Duration: 8 to 9 hours
  • Duration: 8 to 9 hours
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Private Customized Suzhou Highlights Tour with Tongli Water Town and Tuisi Garden

Explore beautiful Suzhou and the famous water village Tongli in this private day tour. Accompanied by your profession private guide, and visit the top attractions based on your interests in Suzhou such as Humble Administrator's Garden, Tiger Hill, Panmen Gate, Hanshan Temple, Pingjiang Road, Shantang Street or others. In addition, visit Tuisi Garden (Retreat & Reflection Garden) and enjoy a relaxing boat ride in Tongli water village.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Customized Suzhou Highlights Tour including Zhouzhuang Water Village

Explore beautiful Suzhou and the famous water village Zhouzhuang in this private day tour. Accompanied by your profession private guide, and visit the top attractions based on your interests in Suzhou such as Humble Administrator's Garden, Tiger Hill, Panmen Gate, Hanshan Temple, Pingjiang Road, Shantang Street or others. In addition, enjoy a relaxing boat ride in Tongli water village and experience the local culture.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Flexible One Day Suzhou Private Tour with Lunch

This one-day 8-hour flexible Suzhou city tour allows you to explore the remarkable sites in Suzhou with your own local expert guide, the winding canals, historical buildings, ancient pagodas and classic gardens. Choose to visit some of the UNESCO sites such as famous Humble administrator’s garden, Lingering Garden , Master of the Nets garden from different dynasties as well as the local ancient canal streets or ancient city wall ,enjoy a delightful local lunch and get a great overview of the “Ancient Oriental Venice” and “Garden City” with your own guide. Private transportation adds more convenient for the tour.
  • Duration: 6 to 8 hours
  • Duration: 6 to 8 hours
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Flexible Suzhou City Highlights Private Day Tour with Authentic Lunch

This relaxing Suzhou day tour takes you to explore the top attractions of Suzhou. The itinerary is fully customizable based on your personal interests. See the beautiful Humble Administrator's Garden, Tiger Hill, Panmen Gate, Jinji Lake and etc.. Take a boat ride along the old Grand Canal (optional) or walk along on the historic Pingjiang Road and Shantang Street to experience the local life. Tasty local lunch, private guide and transfer services are inclusive.
  • Duration: 6 to 8 hours
  • Duration: 6 to 8 hours
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