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“Buddist temple with a history”
Review of Hanshan Temple

Hanshan Temple
Ranked #15 of 337 things to do in Suzhou
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 30 March 2016

The tower itself is part of a bigger temple complex, and I would strongly recommend a tour guide to bring you around to explain the significance of this place and the different buildings, statues and drawings.

Thank pinkoil
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Reviewed 29 March 2016

Typical of the innumerable temples/ palaces etc in China & set in fabulous landscaped gardens with winding walks, waterways, tranquillity at its best.

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Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

Well, the famous Tang poem 'stay over night at maple bridge' made me want to visit this temple and hear the gong, though gong/bell is no longer the Tang era's.
It was interesting to realize that Hanshan and Shide are standing at each side of central Shakamuni (or Buddha).
Visited the Maple Bridge. Disappointingly, the bridge itself is close to the Temple. I imagined the Zhang Chi's boat was far away from the temple in the night.
It was interesting to see so many calligraphy of the poem by so many famous or prominent (naturally I assume) calligraphers in many styles.

Thank terry h
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Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

Hanshan Temple is a very nice place to visit, the history, old buildings, the gardens, and of course the bell are all something to see. The entire place is peaceful, and beautiful. If you are inside the bell pagoda when someone rings it, you will feel it through your body and the low rumble moves through the air.

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Reviewed 21 February 2016

First time to stay here to experience traditional Chinese near year holiday. Very crowded to get in but it is nice to see so many authentic Chinese culture here.

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