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Hanshan Temple, Suzhou

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Religious Site
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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  • 從蘇州車站搭乘公車可以到楓橋和寒山寺附近,寒山寺有許多古鐘保存,還有可以付費體驗敲鐘祈福,佔地不大,很快就可以逛完了。如果預計在這邊停留久點,可以連楓橋景區的門票一起購買遊覽。  more »
  • Interesting temple, but nothing really unique. We were lucky we had a good guide who lectured us on the history of the place.  more »
  • History of the temple. People come to pray diligently gathered the religious stood out. Up to the Tower, the big Bell. I heard where connected to the tradition of "kanzan found". Buddha was in Golden a shining one.
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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。