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Hanshan Temple

Address: Fengqiao, Suzhou, China
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Ranked #15 of 199 Attractions in Suzhou
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Shanghai, China
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Love this place. But need to buy ticket for every part of the temple. It is also crowded. This is famous place and almost tour to Suzhou will visit here.

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Sunfish Lake, Minnesota
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

An interesting Buddhist temple which has a central pagoda-like structure. There are many buildings with Buddhist statues. The temple covers a large area with multiple historic artifacts such as bronze bells. The grounds are serene and quiet - more so on weekdays than on weekends. Because of the historic significance to Suzhou, it is worth visiting. 1-2 hours is enough... More

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South Shore, MA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It is better organized every time when I visited there. Well maintained structurally and aesthetically. The outskirts area attracted much of my attention than the temple itself. The garden and canal interweave beautifully together.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This temple is truly beautiful and has characteristic Chinese architecture. The water canal beside the temple looks amazing in the late afternoon light. It is a fairly large temple with several different sections. Incense sticks were placed by visitors in front of the deities and the entire place smelled heavenly and the atmosphere was peaceful. The legend of the saints,... More

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Macau, China
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66 reviews 66 reviews
52 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This used to be one of ten most famous temples in China with construction starting in 502AD. However it is the poem supposedly written by Tang poet Zang Zi which attracts a largely Chinese tourist crowd. It is located on outskirts of Suzhou so also affords opportunity view local daily life in travelling to/from this location.

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Shanghai, China
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

The Hanshan temple monastery, founded some 1500 years ago, is a considerable site worth to visit not just because it is a typical Chinese temple but more because of its elaborate design of all details, from the roof tiles through embroidery on curtains to the stone pattern of the walkways. Beside the main Buddha there are plenty of symbolic sculptures... More

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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219 reviews 219 reviews
79 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 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

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 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.

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South Wales
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 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 made our way there. If you have difficulty with stairs then its best to enjoy... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 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 end of the enclosure, but it is best viewed from the true entrance near the... More

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