Tiger Hill is a very popular and charming spot in Suzhou and has become a famous tourist destination with natural beauty and historical sites. The place derives its name from the fact that it looks like a crouching tiger, another myth around it is that a white tiger appeared to guard the hill after the burial of King Helu. The poetry and calligraphy are proof that the hill has been a popular tourist venue for hundreds and thousands of years. The hill covers over 14100 square meters and is 36 meters in height. On your way up the hill, you would find historical sites that date back to over 2500 years.
The many attractions on your way to the hill top would give you so much knowledge and experience on the history of Tiger Hill. Tiger Hill Pagoda, is the pagoda of the Yun Yan temple and the ancient pagoda in the locality of the Northern Song Dynasty. The shape of the Pagoda takes an octahedron style and it is a seven storied structure. Sword Testing Stone and Sword Pool is another historical site at Tiger Hill. King Helu was an obsessed collector of rare swords and it is said that he tested the swords upon this stone. It is also said that they believe that the swords are hidden in the pool after the king’s death. Some legends state that the 1000 workers who built it were put to death after completion of work, as until now the whereabouts of these 1000 men are not to be found. Verdent Mountain Villa is another highlight here and has been built in 1911 during the 10th year of ruling of the Emperor Guangxu of the Qing Dynasty. This Villa is filled with lovely gardens which Suzhou is famous for. The Verdent Mountain Villa is a pleasant sight to behold for anyone who visits this premises.
Tiger Hill is indeed a wonderful place with its waterfalls, pagoda, and magnificently well maintained paths. It is indeed hard to believe that Tiger Hill is a man made hill because of its natural wonders. If you are in search of Suzhou Accommodation to stay for a longer term and explore the city or even if you are on business, then Somerset Emerald City Suzhou is an ideal option as a Serviced Apartment Suzhou.