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Tiger Hill

Tiger Hill

Tiger Hill is located in the far northwest of Suzhou, it is extremely popular with local tourists for a picnic or afernoon of exploring.
         

Tiger Hill ( Huqiu ) is the final resting place of the ruler of ancient Suzhou , He Lu. The area was named Tiger Hill after a tiger was seen lying on He Lu's tomb. One of Tiger Hill's most famous spots is Sword Pond ( Jianchi ). He Lu was a famous warrior and sword collector and the Sword Pond is said to hold He Lu's treasured swords in its watery depths.


Tiger Hill also houses the Cloud Rock Pagoda. The octagonal seven-storey pagoda, also know as Huqiu Pagoda, is built entirely of brick, an innovation in Chinese architecture at the time. The pagoda began tilting over 400 years ago, and today the highest point is displaced more than 2m for its original position.


Last, but certainly not least, the Wanjing Villa ( Wanjing Shanzhuang ) is simply one of Huqiu's best attractions. Wan jing Villa is a garden of potted landscapes and "bonzai-style" shrubs, covering an area of about 1700 square meters. Some are the potted landscapes are quite small and some are not potted at all, but are small displays set up like miniature Suzhou gardens. All are intended to evoke images of marvelous mountain and forest scenery in the viewer's mind.

 

Admission fee:

High season: RMB60

Low season: RMB40

 

How to get:

Tourist buses Y1 and Y2 from the train station go to Tiger Hill

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