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Hanshan Temple (Hánshānsì)

Hanshan Temple (Hánshānsì) Review

Best known as a subject of one of the Tang Dynasty's most famous poems, which described the sound of its massive bell at midnight, this large, pristinely painted temple may leave those unfamiliar with the ancient poetry feeling a little underwhelmed. The place has the frenetic feel of a tourist attraction rather than the serenity of a temple. Literary pilgrims can line up to ring the temple bell themselves for an extra charge.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 24 Hanshan Si Nong, Suzhou, 215002 | Map It
  • Phone: 0512/6533–6634
  • Cost: Mid-Apr.–Oct, Y20; Nov.–mid-Apr., Y15
  • Hours: Daily 8–5
  • Location: Suzhou
Updated: 05-28-2013

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