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Hanshan Temple, Suzhou

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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. Make Hanshan Temple part of your personalized Suzhou itinerary using our Suzhou tour planner.
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  • August 17, 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 beau...  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    Originally thought to be motionless 爛 little 廟-breaking, no thought is one big area type, not over the famous song Poetry, here is also the only major pay tribute to famous works ~
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  • July 31, 2017
    This temple is beautiful by day and by night (carefully lit). You should visit it inside. City had summer nobility china many years ago. In summer is a very hot area!
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  • January 14, 2017
    This is a beautiful Chinese temple and you should give it a go when in Suzhou.
  • July 19, 2016
    the touring spot is good, but too expensive. and crowed with people
  • May 6, 2016
    Beautiful temple. Especially in autumn, leaves falling down, cover the whole place with red and gold.
  • January 19, 2017
    beautiful architecture but way too many people.
  • February 25, 2017
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