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Hanshan Temple, Suzhou

Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Hear the bells from Tang poet Zhang Ji's melancholy poem, ''A Night Mooring Near Maple Bridge'' at Hanshan Temple, a Buddhist monastery. See a statue of the poet during your visit, and see the two bells currently used at the temple, both dating from around the start of the 20th century. Reputedly founded during the Tianjian era (502-519 CE), the temple has been largely rebuilt in recent years, but still retains its character, with each aspect discussed in the poem becoming a place of pilgrimage for people across the region. Add Hanshan Temple and other attractions to your Suzhou trip itinerary using our Suzhou road trip planner.
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  • We came in the evening, just before closing time. Just arrived in Suzhou then and stayed in the Fengqiao scenic area. It was a bit of a rush, but we did managed to take a look around, even if it was.....  more »
  • While our tour group was in Suzhou, we visited the Hanshan Temple. It was very interesting and I was more impressed with Hanshan Temple than with some of the other temples and pagodas that we had...  more »
  • It is a nice temple with several areas to visit. Because it is a famous temple the place can be a bit crowded. You can buy tickets starting at 8AM. Beware there is a park (free) and a temple. This is....  more »

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