Tiger Hill is one of the most iconic attractions in Suzhou. Although it is a smaller hill in comparison to others around the area, it is very rich in history and is a true treasure.
The Tomb of King He Lu
In 496 BC King He Lu met his demise while at war with the Yue State. After the rituals, his son buried him on the hill, it is said that a white tiger came to the grave and stayed there as though guarding it. The hill then became known as Tiger Hill.
This is an octagon-shaped tower that is the most iconic tower in Suzhou. It has 7 storeys and is China’s own leaning tower. It was built 400 years ago and leans 3.59 degrees to the northwest.
Sword Testing Stone and Sword Pool
King He Lu had a passion for collecting rare swords and he would try them out on the Sword Testing Stone. The clean cut on the stone is proof of this. But the swords were never discovered as it is believed to be buried in the tomb as funerary items.
Mentioned above are only a few of the many attractions here. If you are staying in furnished apartments in Suzhou the likes of Somerset Baitang Suzhou and others, you can come by taxi or bus. The attraction is open from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm.