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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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  • As a temple, it has the usual fare to offer aka nothing overly special for this temple, but its immense popularity lies in it being mentioned in one of the most famous poems from ancient China which i...  more »
  • Local guides come out the name of this temple is Japan's famous "soshūyakyoku", and of things! Anyway with people through crowded aisles that were on-site guide General description of the tour, an individual is difficult to understand the content, you should know a little...!
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  • It was during that flurry raised Chinese temples to watch quietly, not through loudspeakers here and be patient while pictures of the Temple in a hurry, take it. It is unregulated, so he walked away.
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  • the touring spot is good, but too expensive. and crowed with people
  • Beautiful temple. Especially in autumn, leaves falling down, cover the whole place with red and gold.
  • This is the Suzhou province tourist staple Hanshan Temple. If the Japanese have come to Suzhou, tours must be included here. Maple Bridge Township and is such a place, called T'ien-t'ai mountains cold mountain and found (tantrum Zan jittoku) of anecdote is famous. No doubt that was a creator or who hits it so it is still really the poem is whether or not it was actually cold mountain still is a mystery.? Incarnation of monju bosatsu; Then famous for the Bell. It seems that some Bell comes on tour to famous and listening to this. I do not feel smooth, so come in early summer. It is is not this Bell but most Hanshan Temple is very familiar Bell donated by hirofumi Ito is here. Donated by the priests of Itō Hirobumi (no analogy level, how many times has been lost) heard that Bell originally worn by the 和寇, it hurt my heart, Japan. Kanzanji Temple (same pronunciation) in Hamamatsu at the same time Ito Bell donated (to read the same) but left in the original it is 鋳tsubusa in the collection. Just copy donated to cold Mountain Temple in favor of Hanshan Temple is located in Kanzanji Temple. There was originally another name Temple at this temple to live known as hachirozaemon after the name of the monks kanzan,. The beginning of the 6th century of the South North morning annual; Take the main tower is filled with Chinese people, so if you have guts and leg strength. View from the outside may be cleaned. Hold the Bell Temple was very large. Also looking at my garden, and that history is recommended. Was there overlap here Daishi NARA era and the temples of Japan and style is similar. There was a sense of security, watch tower but end 反ri返ri of the so-called Chinese temple roof. Just forgot to take photos of the tower is like; ^ _ ^ A
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  • 主要是那首枫桥夜泊的诗,进了寺院后,到处都是这首诗,可惜的是寺院的大钟已经不是以前的那口钟了!
  • 姑苏城外寒山寺,夜半钟声到客船。