Nice temple, but mostly rebuilt. Restaurant not particularly good, with officious staff and passable food.
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Hanshan (cold mountain) Temple is forever remembered by generations of Chinese since the Song Dynasty as the inspiration of a beautiful traveler's poem. The temple was under repair and veiled behind scaffolding like the Washington DC dome when we visited. It was still a nice...More
It's a Suzhou icon as there is a famous poem from Tang dynasty described it. The bell tower has a huge bell, and the sound is loud and but brings peace. Everyone can try to hit the huge bell for CNY 10. The main temple...More
Interesting to visit one of the most famous Buddhist temples in Chinese history. The center pagoda was under construction, which was built in 1995.
This attraction also has a bell tower, which dates back to the Tang Dynasty. Once inside the bell tower, one can ring the bell three times for 10 Renminbi. The bell is the largest in the world. The Buddhist temples are located on the other...More
We were lucky that there was no crowd when we visited so we could enjoy the tour at our leisure. The staff there were courteous, knowledgeable and helpful.
Hired a local guide to take us round this temple. He made the tour of the temple interesting and was very informative. We took a tour of the river and the scenery was simply breathtaking. Definitely a place not to miss!
Serene places and Chinese tourists don't mix well. We went on a Monday afternoon and there were annoying people everywhere. Seems.they think everything in life is a race to get there first and do the most things in the shortest amount of time. It's a...More