Twin Pagodas

This isn’t exactly a major sight of Suzhou, but it’s a very pleasant place if you get a chance to drop by. The two pretty pagodas stand 33.3m and 33.7m tall respectively and were first built 982AD (Northern Song Dynasty). Both are wooden structures, octagonal in shape and 7 stories tall. The surrounding grounds are small with nothing particularly interesting. But it’s often very quiet here, meaning you can sit and contemplate the harmonious pagodas in peace.

Admission: ¥8. Open: 8-16:30.

Address: 22 Dinghuishi Lane. Tel: +86 (0512) 6522 7778.

Directions: Dinghuishi Lane runs east off Fenghuang Jie, just south of Ganjiang Dong Lu. Show a taxi driver the Chinese above, or take tourist bus Y2 (from Tiger Hill, the Railway Station or the Humble Administrator’s Garden).

Show the taxi driver: 请带我去双塔,谢谢。 (Please take me to the Twin Pagodas. Thank you.)