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Hanshan Temple

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Address: Fengqiao, Suzhou, China
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07:30 - 17:00
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Temple theme of famous Chinese poem

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... read more

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Cypress, California
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Cypress, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 peaceful stroll on the grounds. This temple is located right next to the Grand Canal... More 

Thank LnS2004
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 and Guangyin temple have beautiful statues for worship.

Thank Piggy M
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting to visit one of the most famous Buddhist temples in Chinese history. The center pagoda was under construction, which was built in 1995.

Thank Jujumigs
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22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

This attraction also has a bell tower, which dates back to the Tang Dynasty. Once inside the bell tower, one can ring the bell three times for 10 Renminbi. The bell is the largest in the world. The Buddhist temples are located on the other side of the park. They offer peace and tranquility. Pictures aren't allowed inside the temples.

Thank Ellieats2
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292 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Interesting temple, but nothing really unique. We were lucky we had a good guide who lectured us on the history of the place.

Thank Jinky L
Melaka, Malaysia
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

We were lucky that there was no crowd when we visited so we could enjoy the tour at our leisure. The staff there were courteous, knowledgeable and helpful.

Thank Jtan8992
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 19 December 2016

Hired a local guide to take us round this temple. He made the tour of the temple interesting and was very informative. We took a tour of the river and the scenery was simply breathtaking. Definitely a place not to miss!

Thank reggyyanpl
Zhuhai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Serene places and Chinese tourists don't mix well. We went on a Monday afternoon and there were annoying people everywhere. Seems.they think everything in life is a race to get there first and do the most things in the shortest amount of time. It's a far cry from traditional buddhist teachings. Those monks must be quite rich the way they... More 

Thank ZhuhaiBill
Menden, Germany
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Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

I have been there on a foggy saturday. Some Chinese Friends explained the Temple and the Sense behind it. Very interesting and worth to Visite.

Thank Uli S
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Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Very spiritual and beautiful place with lots of tourists. I have never seen so many buddhas, of different shapes and forms.

Thank Rza A

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