Lion Forest, one of the four gardens, has a history of more than 650 years. Located in the city garden road. Because of the garden, "the forest has bamboo million, many strange stones under the bamboo, like Suanni (lion)", and because of the Zen master, the Buddhist monk has obtained the law in Tianmushan Lion Rock, in order to commemorate the Buddha's mantle and the relationship between teachers, take the meaning of Leo in the Buddhist sutras, so the name "Lion Forest".
. Lion forest lake stone rockery is both many and exquisite, lake stone exquisite, caves and ravines, twists and turns, such as into the maze, known as "18 views". The roof of the cave is full of strange peaks and rocks, all like lions dancing. There are names such as Hui, Tuyue, Xuanyu, Angxia, etc., and the lion peak is the head of the peaks.
The gate of Lion Forest gathers tourists from all over the world and enters Lion Forest.
Lion Forest is one of the four gardens, has a history of more than 650 years, is located in the city garden Road. Yuan Zhizheng two years (1342 AD) monk Tiangru Zen master to commemorate his teacher Zhong Feng Zen master built Bodhi original Temple, and because Zhong Feng Zen master had advocated the Tianmushan lion Rock, take the Buddha book "lion roar" meaning, renamed the lion forest.
Lion forest into the park, you can see a sitting hall, is the temple hall, there is a plaque in the middle of Gu Yanlong's calligraphy - Yun Lin Yi Yun four words, is to praise one of the designers of the lion forest Ni Yunlin's design has a quiet and elegant charm. There are carved wooden railings on both sides of the corridor, and hanging screens with vases and bayleaf patterns on the Shou character pattern. The use of Bayye for writing Buddhist sutras not only reflects that Shizilin is a place for Zen Buddhism to study Buddhism, but also has commemorative significance.
The Lion Forest has the cultural landscape of classical garden pavilions, terraces, buildings, pavilions, halls, halls, halls and corridors, and is famous for its lakes, mountains and rocks, deep caves and valleys, and is known as the "rockery kingdom". Lion forest lake stone rockery is both many and exquisite, lake stone exquisite, caves and ravines, twists and turns, such as into the maze, known as "18 views".
On February 11, 1703, after Emperor Kangxi visited the south and awarded "Shilin Temple" in the Lion Forest, Emperor Qianlong visited the Lion Forest six times and successively gave "Mirror wisdom round photo", "Painting Zen Temple" and the existing "true interest" and other tablets. Qianlong also ordered the construction of two imitation lion forests in the Summer Palace and Summer Resort. It can be seen that the emperor had a soft spot for the lion forest.
The lotus hall in the Lion Forest main garden and the true interest Pavilion are built beside the water, and the wood decoration is exquisite and carved. The stone boat is small in shape and suitable in volume. Dark fragrance shadow building is a building not a building, the upstairs corridor can reach the rockery, the design is quite ingenious.