It is not simply a hill, but a place that is shrouded in mystery, glorious gardens and even China’s leaning tower. Located in Suzhou, the city west of Shanghai, Tiger Hill is a place that you must not fail to visit. It was made by a thousand men, in order to mark the burial site of King He Lu.Ever wondered what the best options were for your temporary place of rest? Choose to stay at Somerset Emerald City Suzhou. Lengthy stays are always accommodated in these Suzhou Apartments. Given that there is so much to see in the area and particularly on the hill, a longer stay is always recommended.
A brick Pagoda proudly stands at a precarious angle! Its top most storey is slanting 359′ northwest. Seemingly weather- beaten yet grand nevertheless, Cloud Rock Pagoda is seven storeys high and was constructed in the 10th century. It is part of the Yunyan Temple and is supposed to have begun to tilt over 400 years ago. You would begin to question why it couldn’t be as popular as the Leaning Tower of Pisa. They are both imposing creations.
The tragic death and grand personality of King Hu Lu are celebrated through the Tiger Hill. Moreover an apparition of a white tiger was spotted guarding the tomb of the king three days after his burial. The hill derives its name from the ghostly white tiger that could be still guarding the tomb. The presence of the king is also marked by the Sword Testing Stone and Sword Pool. The late king was supposed to be a zealous collector of rare swords, and heis thought to have tested the strength of his swords on this rock.
Displaying the artistry of gardening is Wanjing Villa. Among many villas Wanjing stands out as it showcases the Art of Bonsai tree growing. These villas are a balm to all those who admire them. It is simply amazing how a burial site, villas and a Pagoda are all accommodated on the hill. It is a mini marvel and as Su Shi a famous Song dynasty poet said, “It is a lifelong pity if having visited Suzhou you did not visit Tiger Hill”.
Nigel Walters is a travel writer, who writes under the pen name, Fritzjames Stephen. His content is based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life.