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Shenxian Temple

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Shenxian Temple

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Nanhao Street, Jinchang District, Suzhou 215008 China
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All Inclusive Suzhou & Zhouzhuang Water Town Day Tour with Boat Ride
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All Inclusive Suzhou & Zhouzhuang Water Town Day Tour with Boat Ride

Explore the highlights of China’s “Venice of the East,” and visit one of the country’s most evocative water towns, on this full-day, private tour. In the morning, meet your guide at your Suzhou hotel or the train station. Discover top city highlights, including the UNESCO-listed Lingering Garden, the I.M. Pei-designed Suzhou Museum, and a local silk-making factory. In the afternoon, transfer to the picturesque Zhouzhuang Water Town, and explore its centuries-old architecture and scenic canals.
$217.00 per adult
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Nafis A wrote a review Nov 2014
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Located on Nanhao Street, (beside the canal, a block away from Shilu Pedestrian Street) Shenxian Temple apparently has a history of more than 800 years. It is small, and if not actively on the watch, one may completely miss it while passing by. Moreover, there is no information available in English and the attendants have no knowledge of the language either. However, it is still a fully functional Taosist temple and one may pass some time there watching the small (but steady) number of devotees come in and go through the rituals; pay their respects to the deities, place offerings and burn incense and candles in the courtyard. Although small, the temple is the focal point of the annual Ga Shen Xian Temple Fair held in May each year, and is a local tradition. During the (three-day) fair, actors dressed as gods mingle with the crowd, and people try to make their way to reach the “gods”, from whom they can get blessings
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Date of experience: October 2014
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