"Lion's Grove Garden" Suzhou Things to Do Tip by Willettsworld
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The Lion Grove Garden was built in 1342 during the Yuan Dynasty by a Zen Buddhist monk, Tianru in memory of the Abbot Zhongfeng. Emperor Kangxi visited the garden in 1703 and wrote "the Lion Grove Temple" on a tablet and gifted it to the owner. Emperor Qianlong visited the garden no less than 6 times and wrote 10 poems about it. He like it so much that he made replicas of it in the Yuan Ming Garden in Beijing.
The garden is named after a grove of bamboo and lake rocks that are meant to resemble lions. It features a labyrinth of rockeries with winding pathways and caves plus a series of halls, pavilions and bridges.
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