Tiger Hill

Tiger Hill, Suzhou: Hours, Address, Tiger Hill Reviews: 4.5/5

7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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Edmonton, Canada1,628 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
The Yunyuan Pagoda and the moss covered stones were the highlights at this park. We loved the look and the feel of the area too with everything so picturesque and old. Besides the pagoda there is a few nice ponds and a pretty large bonsai garden.

I would recommend bringing good shoes to this area as it was very slippery when we visited in early April. Plan to be here for an hour or two. Price to enter is 70 RMB during peak season April to October and 60 RMB for the rest of the year.
Written April 8, 2021
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Beijing, China548 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
The huqiushan is a 15 minute drive from Suzhou railway Station. A very beautiful hill with a pagoda on top. There are options for an electric vehicle or horse carriage uphill for 20 RMB. Tip: buy the pagoda shaped ice-cream on the hilltop.
Written June 13, 2021
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Maxim B
Ottawa, Canada905 contributions
Oct 2020 • Family
An excellent activity to spend a few hours on. Best to pre purchase tickets online. If driving to this attraction, there is a parking lot at the wedding "town"- a large collection of wedding shops - about 10 min walk from the main gates.

On a holiday afternoon there were no line ups. By China's standards, the venue wasn't crowded at all. The entire park is well preserved and clean. There is some signage in English, enough to give you an idea of what you are looking at. The most efficient way is to walk up the center to the pagoda from the south entrance and come down in the east side through the Great Buddha Hall, Crane Gully, a pot planted garden and a few other pavilions. Alternatively, can walk all the way through to the north gates, and if you drove and need to get back to the car at the south gate, just take a short boat ride on the canal surrounding the Hill.

Overall, spent a very pleasant afternoon there without feeling crowded, unlike the experience we had in some of the classical gardens earlier that day.
Written October 5, 2020
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Guimaraes, Portugal1,536 contributions
Aug 2011
Our visit to Suzhou was a side trip from our stay in Shanghai.
We want to visit a water-town and decide to choose Suzhou as we could also visit some gardens, being some of them on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
Tiger Hill was one of our choices due the existence of the Pisa like tower.
The highlight of this garden is the leaning tower but the bonsai garden is also amazing with ancient bonsais (some of them 400 years old). All the rest is similar to the other Chinese gardens.
A must visit.
Written September 21, 2011
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Sydney, Australia307 contributions
Sep 2013 • Friends
This is the No 1 Scenic Area and, it is said, if you don't visit here, you will always regret it. Of course, you cannot regret what you don't know but don't take the risk. It is a beautiful area and a great escape from the heat. The pagoda was built around 960 AD and has a wonderful ancient grandeur (and a lean). Take the No 1 or 2 Tourist bus (google the route and check against the local tourist map for stops) for a cost of 2¥ each way. Entry is 60¥ (half price for seniors over 60) and the electric car around the area and to the top of the hill is 20¥. From there you can enjoy the sights and take a leisurely stroll back down the hill.
Written September 4, 2013
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Paris, France173 contributions
Sep 2018 • Friends
Beautiful garden indeed but the Suzhu classic garden brings something more which makes this place fade.
Written September 29, 2018
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Betty H
Hong Kong, China165 contributions
Oct 2017 • Solo
It is a very nice historic park/ garden/ hill with nice fresh air, bamboo garden, ponds, leaning tower...I was expecting a short hike but indeed the park is very small and crowded with local tourists. I literally walked around the whole park (a full circle from the South Gate, stop by all of the spots, to North Gate and back to the South Gate) in an hour.
Is a nice place but am not sure if the entrance fee (¥80) justify it.
I found Shantang street which you can walk from the South exit (around 45 mins to the main Shantang street) more fascinating. It worth the walk because along the path there are a lot of historical sites and you can see the all local houses along the river.
Written October 22, 2017
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Nafis A
Australia2,708 contributions
Oct 2014 • Solo
Situated within a short taxi ride from the center of Suzhou, this park (or hill, also known as Surging Sea Hill) with a history of more than 2500 years is definitely worth a visit. It is large and to fully appreciate all that it has to offer would take considerable amount of time. Among the highlights would be the peaceful and serene bamboo grove, the tea garden, a number of historical tombs (King He Lu, 500 BC), spots connected to legends (Sword Testing Stone and Sword Pool), a number of pavilions and old homes, a working Buddhist temple (Big Buddha) and the more than thousand years old Tiger Hill Temple (the leaning tower of Suzhou) at the summit. Since Tiger Hill is perhaps the highest point in Suzhou, it offers a clear view of Suzhou and the surrounds. The park contains a sizeable section on bonsais, with a bonsai museum and a comprehensive collection of the miniature plants that would please any bonsai enthusiast. Tiger Hill is large enough to accommodate substantial crowds and has numerous nooks and corners for a bit of peaceful rest or reflection. There is a tea house towards the summit that offers refreshing tea and small snacks.

With time in hand, Tiger Hill may be approached on foot following the well-known Shantang St (Shantang or Shilu Metro stations) that runs along the old canal all the way to the hill. It takes about an hour but the trip is worth the effort as it offers a glimpse into the daily life of the town folk (and the happenings along the canal), away from the usual tourist settings.
Written January 10, 2015
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West New York, NJ240 contributions
Didn't enjoy this as much as the gardens, canals, or even the Suzhou Museum, but I'm happy to have paid a visit regardless. The place is steeped with some interesting legends, including several surrounding a king buried at Tiger Hill. Take the time to hear about these legends, either from a tour guide or from your own research, because otherwise your visit won't be particularly special. A place that's been here for 2500 years obviously has some very interesting historical tales behind it. As for the famous leaning pagoda...I was hoping to climb up there for a sweeping view of the city, but I was disappointed to find that it was CLOSED. Overall, it's still worth a visit, and it was much smaller of an area than I expected.

Finally, DO NOT MISS THIS: the 45-minute round trip canal ride that you can take right in front of the main entrance to Tiger Hill. It far exceeded my expectations, and for 30 RMB it was much more enjoyable than the 100 euro I paid to ride in a Venice gondola. Most of the houses along the canals are still in use by locals, and you get a glimpse of the traditional Chinese way of life. People do their laundry in the canals, and fish, cook, fix their bikes, and just do things involved with their ordinary lives, and you get to see all this along your boat cruise. Very cool experience. Do NOT leave Tiger Hill without taking the canal cruise.
Written July 5, 2009
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Eagle Bay, Australia227 contributions
Oct 2019
This site is well worth visiting - a beautiful walk uphill through a huge Ginko avenue and a fascinating building at the top.
Written November 9, 2019
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