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Hanshan Temple (Cold Mountain Temple)

Hanshan Temple (Cold Mountain Temple), Suzhou 

Hanshan Temple (Cold Mountain Temple) was originally built during the Southern Dynasties (420 - 589). It is said that a famous monk named Han Shan once visited here. Later, the temple was named in honor of his visit. Its total area is 10,600 square meters (about 3 acres). The existent temple was rebuilt from 1906 to 1911, including the sutra hall and the bell tower. In 1995 a Buddha tower was built behind Hanshan Temple, ending the history that this temple had no Buddha tower for more than 600 hundred years.

A sitting statue of Buddha is in the main hall of the Hanshan Temple. On each side of the statue there are nine gold-plated arhat statues, each with a different facial expression. If you come to visit them, you will definitely be touched by their life-like designs.

Admission Fee: CNY 25
Bus Route: 3, 6, 9, 17, 21 31, 301
Tourist Bus Route: 3
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