Temple of Mystery (Xuánmiàoguān)
Temple of Mystery (Xuánmiàoguān) Review
One of the best-preserved Taoist compounds, the Temple of Mystery backs a large square that is now a touristy market. Founded in the 3rd century, the temple is a rare example of a wooden structure that has stood the test of time, with parts from the 12th century. Fortunately, it suffered little damage in the Cultural Revolution, and retains a splendid ceiling of carefully arranged beams and braces painted in their original colors.
- Address: Guanqian Jie, Suzhou, 215002
- Phone: 0512/6777–5479
- Cost: Y10
- Hours: Daily 8:30–5
- Location: Suzhou