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Xuanmiao Temple

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Goof for foreigners but not necessarily for Chinese

We went there just because we had foreign friends wanted to visit. As a Chinese, I'd say I'd be... read more

Reviewed March 30, 2019
tsangfp
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Hong Kong, China
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Very old temple. Very large. Many monks. Restaurant you can eat at. 700 statues of Buddha... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2018
gh1205
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Statham, Georgia
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Mar 30, 2019
“Goof for foreigners but not necessarily for Chinese”
Oct 14, 2018
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Reviewed March 30, 2019

We went there just because we had foreign friends wanted to visit. As a Chinese, I'd say I'd be hesitated to pay for a visit. Although it's not expensive, it's not really worth for Chinese, maybe I'm not keen on religion. Anyway, it still okay...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank tsangfp
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Very old temple. Very large. Many monks. Restaurant you can eat at. 700 statues of Buddha inside. Pond inside is supposed to have two very old and large turtles in it. People buy live fish to bring to the man made pond and release them.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank gh1205
Reviewed August 16, 2018

This is one of the oldest Toaist temples. It was founded in AD 276, and rebuilt between 1174 and 1189. It is worth a visit if you're in Suzhou.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank RichardT2011
Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

Depending on how much time, you can always have a look at it. It is a lively Taoist temple. Compared to the other site, I would recommend to put it quite low in the priority list.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank vinleogil
Reviewed November 27, 2017

I stumbled across this temple as walked downtown. I decided to pop in and I found that I liked it ! Its a nice little quiet place in the middle of the downtown buzz and rush. Its a nice little place where you can relax...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank celticjames33
Reviewed September 20, 2017

Known in English as the temple of mystery, this very large complex is just off the main shopping area and although you can't miss it, it seems not so well visited. The first temple is now a jewellery shop, but they haven't taken away the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed January 9, 2017

It was a temple just popped up as i was walking down the Guan Qian street. I asked one of the devotees who came to pray (they walk in with shoes on) about the significance but no one speaks English ! There were some Gods...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank willowbrooksam
Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

Dont waste time You can just pass by if you are around Defenetly doesnt deserve special visit Just crossed by

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Surgical D
Reviewed August 22, 2016

Not worth paying the price to enter the temple. When visit Tiger Hill, there will be much more worth..The area is much more worth for the to go for shopping spree rather than visitng the temple

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Saihoo F
Reviewed February 8, 2016

Went on day trip to Suzhou and visited this temple. Didnt care for the merchants selling stuff nearby. The main one had many large deities, My guide was able to explain many of them very clearly. But once in one you seen them all IMO....More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank martyh00
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