Tinglin Park - a combination of nature and culture
Last Update: 15th October 2020
Located around 35 kilometers from Suzhou Museum, Tinglin Park covers an area of around 56.6 hectares. The park offers tens of old trees more than 100 years old. It is dotted with cultural sites.
Tinglin Park Fast Facts
- Chinese Name: Tinglin Gongyuan (亭林公园)
- Area: 56.6 hectares
- Things to do there: Photography, Nature, Adventure, History and Culture
- Who visits: Photographers, Adventure Enthusiasts, History and Culture Lovers
- Time required: 1 -2 x hours
Standing in the center of Tinglin Park, Yufeng Mountain is 80.2 meters tall. It has Boyun Peak in the east and Ziyunyan Peak in the west. There is an old pavilion on the hillside of Boyun Peak. Tomb of Liu Guo is located on the eastern hillside. Liu Guo (1154 – 1206) was the patriotic poem in the Southern Song Dynasty (1127 – 1279).
Ziyunyan Peak is dotted with rocks in different appearances. The natural views on the peak are more amazing than those on the Boyun Peak.
At the bottom of the peak, you can take a rest at a pavilion or a bench. You can also enjoy hiking across the area. The pavilions in the park were built in the Ming (1368 – 1644) and Qing (1644 – 1912) Dynasties, the Republic of China (1912 – 1949) and after the founding of the People’s Republic of China.
Bonsai garden is one of the highlights in the park. Although it is not large, it features stunning bonsais to appreciate. Longting Bridge was built in 1341. It is the only one on the Yufeng Mountain.
If interested, you can explore the Qunqu Opera Museum in the classical Chinese style. Apart from the characters introducing the history of the opera, you’ll find a stage and an auditorium in the museum. Exquisite costumes of Qunqu Opera are well-preserved there as well.
The best time to visit the park is in the morning.
The best months to visit are from April to October.
Unfortunately, there is no direct bus from Suzhou City to the park. The only option is to rent a vehicle to the park from Suzhou City.
- Opening hours: 06:00 – 17:30
- As at 15th October 2020, the entrance pricing to the park is 20 CNY per person; children between 1.2m tall (1.2m tall included) and 1.4m tall (1.4m tall not included) are charged 10 CNY per person; the elder between 60 years old (60 years old included) and 70 years old (70 years old not included) are charged 10 CNY per person; the elder above 70 years old (70 years old included) and children under 1.2m tall (1.2m tall not included) are free of charge; For the latest pricing, please contact us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Please wear comfortable hiking shoes.