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“Large Area; Tour Guide is needed”
Review of Hanshan Temple

Hanshan Temple
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US$70.00*
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Private Suzhou Full-Day Tour: Lingering Garden...
Ranked #15 of 356 things to do in Suzhou
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

the area is large but bell and the temple are far away from each other.
eventually i only went to see the bell.
There should be official temple guide there because I dont believe the strangers outside the temple.
The bell is huge and we were overwhelmed by the architecture design

Thank Stephanie_CaronSC
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Loved the feel of this place- you walk in to the smell of incense and see massive Buddha statues, a room filled with hundreds of golden Buddhas, a bell that you can ring (for an extra 5 yuan) and beautiful wooden architecture. In the other part of the park, you can go visit the temple's even bigger bell, which is several stories tall and the biggest bell I have ever seen.

The only con is the ticket process is quite confusing. The ticket is valid for both the main temple and the bell area, but you need to exit one to get to the other. They are several hundred meters apart and you need to show the ticket at both entrances. Check the map for how to get to each one. But don't skip either.

Thank jbikales
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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Nice temple, but mostly rebuilt. Restaurant not particularly good, with officious staff and passable food.

Thank C888B
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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Pretty temple, lovely vegetarian restaurant and very kind staff. Always nice supporting the Buddhist cuisine : )

Thank kelsiii93
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Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

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 peaceful stroll on the grounds. This temple is located right next to the Grand Canal attraction, a magnificent Chinese invention that facilitated transportation of cargo between north and south China. Our Chinese friend spent a day taking us here from Shanghai to tour Suzhou highlights including the Jinji (golden chicken) lake new resort development and the water town, all within a few miles from city center. What we saw convinced us that Suzhou is a really beautiful city.

Thank LnS2004
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