Suzhou Hanshan Temple [寒山寺]

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Built during the Liang Dynasty (502-557), Hanshan Temple was immortalized by poet Zhang Ji when he wrote, "Away from the town of Suzhou stands Hanshan Temple, the chime of its midnight bell reaches as far as my boat". The temple in question, whose goldenrod gate has become something of a local religious icon, is most famous for its New Years celebrations, when Jiangsu residents come from far and wide to hear the temple's 108 bells ring in the new year.

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Jun 12, 2012 02:40

Hi -

Am looking for a retreat to recharge and relax for a day or two when off work.

I am a Canadian national, living and teaching in Taicang, Jiangsu for the next 2 years, any and all information would be greatly welcomed.

Thank you,

Donna B.

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