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Beijing to Shanghai Sights

Temple of Mystery (Xuánmiàoguān)

  • Guanqian Jie
  • Suzhou
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Updated 05/28/2013

Fodor's 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.

Sight Information


Guanqian Jie, Suzhou, 215002, China



Sight Details:

  • Y10
  • Daily 8:30–5

Updated 05/28/2013


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