Known as the ¡°First
Scenic Spot in the State of Wu¡±,
Tiger Hill is absolutely a must-see when visiting
Suzhou for its leaning tower and legends. It is
ranked #5 of 200 Suzhou attractions on Trip Advisor.
Located five km northwest of Suzhou City, Tiger
Hill is famous for its leaning tower, legends,
stunning scenery in the lush park.
Tiger Hill is actually located
in a lush park with well-marked trails and useful
English guide. It is so big that the park absorbs
the crowds perfectly and visitors are easy to
find a tranquil area to rest.
The leaning Tower
in the park is the reason attracting most visitors.
Following the leaning tower in Pisa, it is the
second leaning tower in the world and has become
the landmark of ancient Suzhou for the past 1000
years. It amazes people that it has been leaning
since its completion in 959-961AD.
is another highlight in the park. Near the pool
there is a stone called Sword Pool Stone. It is
said that the King He lu at the time love the
rare swords so much and tested all these swords
on that stone. All these swords were believed
to be buried beneath the pool as funerary objects.
Some believed that the pool buried all 1,000 workers
after they completed the work of building the
tomb of the King.
in the east of the park is the gathering area
for bonsai in Su style. Every autumn, the bonsai
are at their best besides the beauty of hills
and the tower. At the time there is also a Temple
Fair, which presents the folklore art and shows
in northern China and southern China style. In
spring, the Flower Fair is also a good time to
appreciate various kinds of valuable flowers like
peonies, tulips and lilies from different countries.
It is worth noting that there
is a stone well in the hill named Luyu Well since
it was dug by Lu Yu in the Tang Dynasty (618 A.D-907
A.D). He was the author of The Classics on Tea,
which is the worlds' earliest treaties
on tea leave production. He was once lived in
Tiger Hill for a long time and studied tea leaves.
During the time he found that the fountain from
the well was very sweet, which was rated as The
Third Well under the Heaven.
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