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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.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Guanqian Jie, Suzhou, 215002
  • Phone: 0512/6777–5479
  • Cost: Y10
  • Hours: Daily 8:30–5
  • Location: Suzhou
Updated: 05-28-2013

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