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Dinghui Zen Temple

Dinghui Zen Temple

4.6/5173 Reviews
Temple
The Dinghui Zen Temple is surrounded by water on all sides and the scenery is very beautiful. The pagoda has multiple floors, each layer different in style. It is interesting that the mountain gate of Dinghui Temple is north-facing, and Guanyin Tower is the landmark of the temple, which can be seen from a distance. At the top of the seven-story Guanyin Tower, the view not only overlooks the entire temple, but also looks out to over half of the old city of Rugao, and is a great place to enjoy the view.
Nantong Chenghuang Temple

Nantong Chenghuang Temple

4.5/5152 Reviews
Taoist Temple
Nantong Chenghuang Temple situated by Hao River. It has a good location with convenient access. The temple enshrines many deities: Town God, Godess, Lü Dongbin, and the Fu-Lu-Shou Sanxing. The lantern festival is a special annual activity of the temple that lasts ten days, from the 8th to the 18th day of the first lunar month.
Ancient Shousheng Temple Scenic Area

Ancient Shousheng Temple Scenic Area

4.6/5139 Reviews
Temple
The Ancient Shousheng Temple Scenic Area is located in Jiangyan District. It was built during the Song dynasty and one of the "14 jungles" of the Taizhou Buddhist community. A Bhaisajyaguru (Buddha of healing and medicine) Pagoda stands in the scenic area, several dozens of meters in height. It is divided into three sides featuring each of the three bodies of Bhaisajyaguru, namely the "Nirmanakaya" or incarnation, "Sambhogakaya" or body of bliss, and the "Dharmakaya" or body of truth. The Buddha statues look magnificent, with bodies entirely made of copper and faces covered in gold.
Wukong Temple

Wukong Temple

4.4/5175 Reviews
Temple
8:30-16:00 (Local time)
Wukong Temple was built in the Liang Dynasty of the Southern Dynasties. During the Northern Song Dynasty, a seven-level pagoda was built. The famous Huazang Tower, also known as the Wukong Tower, is known as the “Chengjiang Twin Tower” in the Jiangyin City. The relics were unearthed in the temple. According to the inscription on the stone letter, these relics are the true relics of the Tang Dynasty Gao Sang masters, and the Sangha masters are the incarnations of the Guanyin Bodhisattva. In a period of Chinese history, all Guanyin Buddha images are modeled after their image.
Tianning Temple

Tianning Temple

4.6/51,389 Reviews
Temple
8:30-17:00 (Local time)
Tianning Temple was built in the Tang Dynasty during the Zhenguan period. It is not only a birthplace of Buddhist music but also one of the large temples in Changzhou. The Tianning Pagoda in the temple was built in 2007 and is one of the landmarks of Changzhou. Guanyin Hall and Dizang Hall stand to the east and west sides of the Daxiong Hall. The northern end of Tianning Temple is Tianning Pagoda functioning as a Buddhist Museum with different themed Buddhist displays on each story, such as Buddha statues, totems and root carvings.
Hanshan Temple

Hanshan Temple

4.4/56,237 Reviews
Temple
8:00-16:30 (ticket sales stopped at 16:00, site cleared at 16:30) (Local time)
Hanshan Temple is located in the western suburbs of Suzhou. The temple dates back more than 1,400 years. The temple gained renown from its mention in the famous poem “A Night Mooring by Maple Bridge” by the poet Zhang Ji of the Tang Dynasty: “From the monastery on Cold Mountain, the sound of the bell reaches the guest boat at midnight.” Hanshan Temple is a famous site to pay. Every day, a steady stream of believers comes to the temple to strike the bell, light incense, and pray for the future.
Nanchan Temple

Nanchan Temple

4.3/5707 Reviews
Temple
7:00-16:50 (Local time)
Nanshan Temple is located on Guyun River in Wuxi. Despite not being very large, it is a highly active temple. After praying to Buddha in the temple, you can take a stroll down the nearby street and have something to eat. The night scenery is also worth a look. At nightfall, Nanchan temple and the old houses by Guyun River light up their lanterns. The strings of red lanterns are reflected in the river, and the beautiful night view attracts the attention of quite a few cameras.
Gushansi (Southwest Gate)

Gushansi (Southwest Gate)

4/520 Reviews
Temple
Xingfu Temple

Xingfu Temple

4.5/5181 Reviews
Temple
Xingfu Temple is located in the northern outskirt of Yushan Beilu. Xingfu Temple was built in Nanqi. It was originally a famous temple in Jiangnan and is also known as the Broken Mountain Temple. The natural scenic views in the temple are very rich. They include renowned ancient sites such as the Polong Stream and Shunguo Spring. Inside Xingfu Temple, there are buildings such as the Cangjing Pavilion, Guanyin Temple and Tianwang Temple. There are also the remodelled Grand Temple Third Buddha and the Eighteen Luohan. It is a famous temple and popular tourist attraction in Changshu.
Lingshan Shengjing

Lingshan Shengjing

4.6/5934 Reviews
Temple
7:00-17:30 in summer and 7:00-17:00 in winter (Local time)
Lingshan Shengjing is located on the shore of Taihu Lake in Wuxi, in the east of Xiaoling Mountain. The main attractions of the scenic spot include bronze buddhas - Lingshan Giant Buddha, the gorgeous Lingshan Vatican Palace, and Five Yindan City. Today, Lingshan Shengjing has become a unique Buddhist cultural theme park . In addition to the Lingshan Giant Buddha, in 2002, a number of Buddhist architectural masterpieces that not only carried Buddhist culture but also embodied contemporary technology and architecture were constructed.
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