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Hanshan Temple

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Fengqiao, Suzhou, China
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

This temple is truly beautiful and has characteristic Chinese architecture. The water canal beside the temple looks amazing in the late afternoon light. It is a fairly large temple with several different sections. Incense sticks were placed by visitors in front of the deities and...More

3  Thank debolina_banerjee
Reviewed 27 May 2014

This used to be one of ten most famous temples in China with construction starting in 502AD. However it is the poem supposedly written by Tang poet Zang Zi which attracts a largely Chinese tourist crowd. It is located on outskirts of Suzhou so also...More

2  Thank Lochie2
Reviewed 5 May 2014

The Hanshan temple monastery, founded some 1500 years ago, is a considerable site worth to visit not just because it is a typical Chinese temple but more because of its elaborate design of all details, from the roof tiles through embroidery on curtains to the...More

2  Thank horst_8877
Reviewed 30 April 2014

A great place to escape from the wild and fast life nowadays. It has a sens of peace and tranquility that makes you want to live there

1  Thank Henrique M
Reviewed 1 April 2014

In the a busy centre of Suzhou, this temple is a great place to visit and escape the hustle and bustle of the busy city. You can easily spend a few hours here just walking around and taking in the sites. So tranquil and peaceful.

1  Thank Robert P
Reviewed 22 March 2014

Spent a lovely afternoon walking around here although, if you want to walk to the top of the pagoda for the view you need to get there early. We only reached the first floor as the upper floors were closed off by the time we...More

1  Thank geestravellers
Reviewed 15 December 2013

A gem of a temple at an outer suburb on the NW side of Suzhou, about 20 mins by taxi from the Old Town and 40 minutes from SIP (depending on the traffic conditions and time of day.) You can enter the temple from either...More

Thank ChrisB1949
Reviewed 7 November 2013

This place is very splendid by itself with wonderful views and a Buddha temple, but it is more famous by a Chinese poem inspired by the bell sound from this temple. The author, a sad intellectual back in China's Tang Dynasty then, lived in a...More

1  Thank Buke W
Reviewed 16 July 2013

For all the Chinese who learned the poem in school, have to visit! 月落乌啼霜满天,江枫渔火对愁眠,姑苏城外寒山寺,夜半钟声到客船。 Now with convenient traffic, it is not that far away. But you can still feel what the poem meant.

Thank Modoki
Reviewed 8 June 2013

This is an ancient temple where the Japaese tourists would like to visit.. The Suzhou people would pay homage to this temple especially on the first and fifteen of each lunar month. On 31 Dec, tourists and residents of Suzhou would flock to the temple...More

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