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Xiyuan Temple of Suzhou

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Sep 21, 2017
“The top site in all of Suzhou”
May 30, 2017
“Wonderful vegetarian food”
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No.18 Xiyuan Lane, Liuyuan Road, Jinchang District, Suzhou 215008, China
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Reviewed September 21, 2017

Slightly off the beaten path, this large complex should be THE must see for anyone visiting Suzhou. If you come around 3:30PM, you'll find it almost empty and there's enough time to visit the truly impressive temples and gardens, before the monks and priests start...More

3  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed May 30, 2017 via mobile

Inside this temple is one of the best vegetarian restaurants in town. Dinner is served from about 5.30 pm onwards. You can phone and book in advance if you like but by 6.30 pm the restaurant is mostly empty and you should arrive sooner rather...More

Thank Stanislaus F
Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

Xiyuan Temple is kind of far from the other attractions but you can take Suzhou tour bus for 3 RMB to get there. You can find monks in this temple.

Thank YouBo94
Reviewed March 28, 2016

I always love going in and around temples the older the better. The hand painted artwork and bonsai trees are wonderful

Thank Hev G
Reviewed June 23, 2015

We went there during the weekday avoiding a lot of crowds. We saw a lot of Buddhas. This is a place where you should find your inner-peace. We particularly like the pond in the back where my little one met many turtles, birds, and giant...More

Thank Leon H
Reviewed April 19, 2014

It is a good place to respect the Buddha. There are several Buddha, estimated more than 200 Buddha. They do not allow to take the photo inside the shrine but it is okay to take photo outside. There are the incense burning outside of the...More

Thank Natsuda L
Reviewed June 15, 2013

On the edge of the town surrounded by shops it has easy access and is something you can take in on your day out shopping.

Thank TravellerNewtown
Reviewed January 29, 2013

This temple is surrounded by the modern pedestrian shopping district north of ganjian road. It is a fascinating entrance into the symbolism of the Taoist pantheon, with scores of taoist deities lining the walls of the interior. The three statues at the front of the...More

Thank Josiah R
Reviewed May 24, 2012

An interesting Taoist temple in the middle of town which has been recently restored, and is worth a visit. Many beautiful statues inside, and only 10 RMB entry fee.

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Reviewed January 5, 2012

Don't miss the temples. This is one of the main parts of the culture and there are so many different types.

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