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Tiger Hill (Hüqiū)

  • Huqiu Lu
  • Suzhou
  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

Updated 05/28/2013

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This hill is the burial place of the king of the State of Wu, who founded the city in 514 BC. At the top of the approach is a huge sheet of stone called Thousand Man Rock, where legend has it that the workers who built the tomb were thanked for their labors with an elaborate banquet. The wine, alas, was drugged, so they perished to keep the tomb's entrance a secret. Modern archaeologists think they have discovered it hidden under the artificial lake. The secret

may be out, but the king's wish to rest in peace is ensured by the fact that excavating the tomb would bring down the fragile Song Dynasty pagoda that stands above. The Leaning Pagoda is one of the most impressive monuments in Suzhou, with Persian influence evident in the arches and other architectural elements. A helpful audio guide explains many of the park's legends.

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Sight Information

Address:

Huqiu Lu, northwest of the city, Suzhou, 215002, China

Phone:

0512-6532–3488

Sight Details:

  • Mid-Apr.–Oct., Y60; Nov.–mid-Apr., Y40
  • Daily 7:30–5

Updated 05/28/2013

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