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Hanshan Temple

Fengqiao, Suzhou, China
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

Thank orientalman
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Reviewed 23 December 2012

This is a must for every visitor to Suzhou. Built along the canals with bridges across it. You will feel the tranquility and calmness when you walk around the gardens. This is a 1500 years old temple. Climb up to the top and take photos...More

1  Thank RonMay88
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Reviewed 25 August 2012

this temple was founded in the 500's, and a century later was the home of the famous poet Hanshan, to whom Kerouac's Dharma Bums is dedicated (at Snyder's suggestion)...great scenery, awesome pagoda, and the poems of Hanshan on the walls....take a poem or two to...More

Thank Josiah R
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Reviewed 14 April 2012

When we ere student reading a poem on the book talking about this temple, now I finally have chance to visit! There are lots different size bells but normally it's as big as an adult! A 4th level's tower in the centre, 2nd level is...More

Thank tiffany_huang946
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