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Hanshan Temple

Fengqiao, Suzhou, China
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"bell tower"
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"tang dynasty"
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"chinese tourists"
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"peace and tranquility"
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"grand canal"
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"poem"
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"literature"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to visit a temple in Suzhou, this is one of the better ones. It is spacious, a little less busy and also is the home to a giant bell

Thank David G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Apparently there is a lot of history to this temple. Said to be founded during the Tianjian era (502–519) of the reign of Emperor Wu of Liang, in the Southern and Northern Dynasties period. The current name of the monastery derives from Hanshan, the legendary...More

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Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

This place offer a great history of Tang Dynasty they renovated since I last visited 10 years ago. Very clean and easy access. Must visit if you going to Suzhou。

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Reviewed 25 December 2017

This is a nice Buddhist temple to visit. Though be prepared for crowds as some of the pathways are narrow and filled with people. The temple is made famous by a popular piece of poetry that is read across China and Japan.

Thank Anthony H
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

the area is large but bell and the temple are far away from each other. eventually i only went to see the bell. There should be official temple guide there because I dont believe the strangers outside the temple. The bell is huge and we...More

Thank StephaniewuCaron
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Loved the feel of this place- you walk in to the smell of incense and see massive Buddha statues, a room filled with hundreds of golden Buddhas, a bell that you can ring (for an extra 5 yuan) and beautiful wooden architecture. In the other...More

Thank jbikales
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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Nice temple, but mostly rebuilt. Restaurant not particularly good, with officious staff and passable food.

Thank C888B
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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Pretty temple, lovely vegetarian restaurant and very kind staff. Always nice supporting the Buddhist cuisine : )

Thank kelsiii93
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Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Hanshan (cold mountain) Temple is forever remembered by generations of Chinese since the Song Dynasty as the inspiration of a beautiful traveler's poem. The temple was under repair and veiled behind scaffolding like the Washington DC dome when we visited. It was still a nice...More

Thank LnS2004
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

It's a Suzhou icon as there is a famous poem from Tang dynasty described it. The bell tower has a huge bell, and the sound is loud and but brings peace. Everyone can try to hit the huge bell for CNY 10. The main temple...More

Thank Piggy M
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