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Lion Grove Garden (Shizilin) Tours and Activities

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Built by a Buddhist monk in 1342, the Lion Grove Garden (Shizilin) 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.

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7:30am–5:30pm daily
23 Yuanlin Road, Suzhou, Eastern China
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Private Tour to Suzhou by Bullet Train, pickup from your hotel(Residence)

Private Tour to Suzhou by Bullet Train, pickup from your hotel(Residence)

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The winding canals, historical buildings, and classic gardens of Suzhou earned the city its nickname as the "Venice of the East." Tour Suzhou's must-see sites and hidden enclaves from Shanghai on this private 9-hour tour, which includes transportation on a bullet train, a customizable itinerary, lunch, entrance fees, and more. -Instant Confirmation -Private day trip from Shanghai to Suzhou -Great overview and orientation of the city -Perfect introduction for first-time visitor -Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences -Private guide for a more personalized experience -Travel by boat and see the sights from the water - Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
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  • 10 hours
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$213.07
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Cutosmized Full-Day Suzhou Family Day Tour

Cutosmized Full-Day Suzhou Family Day Tour

Suzhou is a beautiful city that's easy to get to and once you're here — hard to leave. This full day Suzhou tour is designed specially for the whole family to create memorable moment, from historical attractions - the Grand Canal, Lingering Garden, Kid-friendly spots - Grand Canal with private boat ride, Lion Grove Garden and cultural site - Suzhou No.1 Silk Mill.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$189.26
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$189.26
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Private Day Tour of Suzhou Highlight

Private Day Tour of Suzhou Highlight

Explore China’s “Venice of the East” on this guided excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, head to the historic water town of Suzhou and stroll around the houses, ponds, and pathways of the UNESCO-designated Humble Administrator’s Garden. Enjoy a complimentary lunch and boat trip on the old Grand Canal, then experience local culture and history at the Suzhou Silk Museum and Tiger Hill.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$255.28
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$255.28
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Suzhou Private Day Tour: Garden & Grand Canal

Suzhou Private Day Tour: Garden & Grand Canal

1) Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Humber Administrator's Garden; 2) Visit Panmen Gate - the oldest city gate of Suzhou; 3) Stroll in Lion Grove Garden, one of the four most famous and representative gardens of ancient classical style in Suzhou City; 4) Enjoy the cruise down the Grand Canal; 5) Travel in an air-conditioned private vehicle on the way;
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$185.25
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Magnificent Southeast China-Hangzhou,Huangshan,Wuzhen,Suzhou,Nanjing,West Lake

Magnificent Southeast China-Hangzhou,Huangshan,Wuzhen,Suzhou,Nanjing,West Lake

As a popular Chinese saying goes, ' There is a paradise in heaven, while there are Suzhou and Hangzhou on earth!' Let's enjoy!
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  • 14 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$2,401.06
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Suzhou and Tongli Water Town Private Day Tour from Shanghai

Suzhou and Tongli Water Town Private Day Tour from Shanghai

Flexible customized private full day tour from Shanghai. Travel to Suzhou to explore its historical , flexible itinerary based on your interests and guide suggestion for Suzhou , Afternoon , explore Tongli Water Town with your guide , to know and see their stone bridges, tranquil canals, and Ming- and Qing-era houses . Private guide and driver , hotel pick up and drop off , tolls, gas, parking fee and bottled water are inclusive.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$210.00
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$210.00
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Suzhou Day Trip of Gardens and Old Street

Suzhou Day Trip of Gardens and Old Street

Follow a professional local tour guide on this day trip, linger in the exquisite classical gardens and wander along the wonderful ancient street in Suzhou. Private transportation by air-conditioned vehicle, English-speaking tour guide, entrance ticket fees and local lunch are all inclusive. Visit two of Suzhou gardens – the Humble Administrator's Garden and Lion Grove Garden (Shizilin) to enjoy the ancient classical style, discover the rare cultural relics and unique architectural style in Suzhou Museum, stroll along Pingjiang Old Street to experience traditional Suzhou local life.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$232.31
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Suzhou Private Day Tour of Gardens and Old Street

Suzhou Private Day Tour of Gardens and Old Street

Enjoy flexible pickup service from Suzhou hotel or Suzhou Railway Station, follow a professional local tour guide, lingering in the exquisite classical gardens and wandering along the wonderful ancient street, you will truly know the charm of Suzhou.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$200.27
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$200.27
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Shanghai to Suzhou and Tongli Water Town Self-Guide Tour Private Round Transfer

Shanghai to Suzhou and Tongli Water Town Self-Guide Tour Private Round Transfer

Flexible 11 hours self-guide tour with private English speaking driver service. No pushing and rushing day trip. Hotel pick up and drop off include whatever your Shanghai hotel location, all tolls , gas, parking fee an no limited bottled water included.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
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$170.67
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$170.67
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Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Town Private Day Tour from Shanghai

Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Town Private Day Tour from Shanghai

Flexible customized private full day tour from Shanghai. Travel to Suzhou to explore its historical , flexible itinerary based on your interests and guide suggestion for Suzhou , Afternoon , explore Zhouzhuang Water Town with your guide , to explore old buildings and bridges, boat rides, crafts, Deep visit 3 highlights:Shen House, Zhang House, Chengxu Taoist Temple. Private guide and experienced driver ,hotel pick up and drop off , tolls, gas, parking fee and no limited bottled water included.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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$215.00
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$215.00
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Shanghai to Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Self-Guide Trip with Private Transfer

Shanghai to Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Self-Guide Trip with Private Transfer

Flexible 11 hours self-guide tour with private English speaking driver service. No pushing and rushing day trip. Hotel pick up and drop off include whatever your Shanghai hotel location, all tolls , gas, parking fee an no limited bottled water included.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
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$170.67
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Suzhou Private Day Trip from Shanghai including Tongli Water Town

Suzhou Private Day Trip from Shanghai including Tongli Water Town

This full-day tour takes you to visit one water town - Tongli Water Town in Suzhou, one of the most fabulous water town in China. You may heard of it or seen either for its history or photography. For this tour, you will be picked up and dropped off at your Shanghai hotel, its quite convenient to add one southern style garden - Lion Grove Garden and Shantang Street to complete the full day tour. All the tickets, lunch, transport and guide are included.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$258.00
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$258.00
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Suzhou 3-Day Private Tour Tongli Water Town

Suzhou 3-Day Private Tour Tongli Water Town

1) Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Humber Administrator's Garden; 2) Stroll at the Lingering Garden, see lotus ponds and bamboo groves in Summer; 3) Visit Panmen Gate - the oldest city gate of Suzhou; 4) Have a relax walk in Tongli Water Town - over 1000 years, which is one of the most fabulous water town in southern China, and learn about its history; 5) Enjoy the cruise down the Grand Canal; 6) Travel in an air-conditioned private vehicle;
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$535.72
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What are Lion Grove Garden (Shizilin) hours of operation?
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Lion Grove Garden (Shizilin) hours of operation: 7:30am–5:30pm daily. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Lion Grove Garden (Shizilin) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 13 Lion Grove Garden (Shizilin) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Lion Grove Garden (Shizilin) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Lion Grove Garden (Shizilin) costs USD 170.67. Guided Lion Grove Garden (Shizilin) tours start around USD 170.67 per person. See all 13 Lion Grove Garden (Shizilin) tickets and tours on Viator.
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