Tiger Hill is a place of history and marvelous scenery. This place is the burial site of King Helu. It is said that the hill resembles a tiger and that after Helu's burial a white tiger roams the hill to guard it. On the hill there are many stories to tell such as that of the silly well made by a monk half way up the hill. Other monks laughed at him and said he'd never find water mid way up the hill. For that they called him silly and after he found water they named his well. Another story references the sward testing rocks that were used to test the sharpness, strength, and durability of the sward. Along with this story a tale of a treasure of 3000 swards is buried beneath a pond of water rightfully earning the name of Sward Pond. The Yunyan Pagoda is a seven story tower that is said to lean more than the Leaning Tower of Pisa. These stories are told to tourists along with the Thousand People Rock and others. I found the amount of history here to make this a place of great interest, not to mention beauty. Joe did a good job explaining all of these different stories to us and making it interesting and easy to follow along.
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