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Xishan Hill is part of Huishan Hill, 74.3 meters above sea level and stretching roughly 1.5 kilometers. According to archaeological finds, there had been large villages at the south foot of Xishan Hill 4000 years ago. It was said that the tin mines had been used up from the warrior states period to Han Dynasty. It is one of the origins of the name of the city, Wuxi, which means no tin in Chinese.
Appreciating clouds on Xishan Hill is one of the eight Liangxi sceneries in early Ming Dynasty. During the Hongwu and Yongle Periods, Longguang Pagoda was built at the top of Xishan Hill. This eight-storey pavilion style pagoda had become the highlight of Wuxi scenery since then and even now is the symbol of Wuxi city. When climbing to the pagoda, you can take a bird’s-eye view of the city, the Old Grand Canal and Taihu Lake.
Opening hours: 8:00 to 17:30
Entrance ticket: RMB 25 (for scenic zones only)
Joint ticket: RMB 45 (scenic spots and the zoo) and RMB 30 for child; RMB 45 (scenic spots and view by ropeway)
Joint ticket: RMB 55 (scenic spots, the zoo and seven amusement activities)
Add: No. 2, Huishan Zhi Street, Wuxi (inside Xihui Park)
Bus: No. 2, 4, 10, 15, 16, 56, 81, 83, 88, 208, 216 buses, or tourism buses, go off at Xihui Park or Nanhaiyucun Station.