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Xuanmiao Temple

4.2/5
315 Reviews
Taoist Temple
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Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-2 hours
Address: 94 Guanqian St, GuanQian Jie, Gusu Qu, Suzhou Shi, Jiangsu Sheng, China, 215005
Official website: http://www.szxmg.com/
Phone: 0512-67775479 0512-67276616

What people are saying:

The first view of Jiangnan, the Xuanmiao view of the history of over 1700 years is located on the side of the bustling Guanqian Street Pedestrian Street. It is still very lively during the day. The square at the entrance is also full of shops. You need tickets. You can enter it for free at the age of 70. I have to say that the Xuanmiao view under the light at night is more like one. The chic charm and charm.

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  • KYHENG
    KYHENG
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    Well loved local temple

    A medium sized temple located along Guan Qian Jie shopping street. Lots of photo opportunities and with easy access to modern amenities. Very well preserved and loved by the locals. The temple is so...

    Reviewed on /Date(1576637840000+0800)/
  • tsangfp
    tsangfp
    Hong Kong
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    Goof for foreigners but not necessarily for Chinese

    We went there just because we had foreign friends wanted to visit. As a Chinese, I'd say I'd be hesitated to pay for a visit. Although it's not expensive, it's not really worth for Chinese, maybe I'm ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1553913478000+0800)/
  • gh1205
    gh1205
    Statham, Georgia
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    Temple Visit

    Very old temple. Very large. Many monks. Restaurant you can eat at. 700 statues of Buddha inside. Pond inside is supposed to have two very old and large turtles in it. People buy live fish to br...

    Reviewed on /Date(1539533722000+0800)/
  • Richard Hock Me... T
    Richard Hock Me... T
    Singapore
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    A rare Toaist Temple

    This is one of the oldest Toaist temples. It was founded in AD 276, and rebuilt between 1174 and 1189. It is worth a visit if you're in Suzhou.

    Reviewed on /Date(1534431191000+0800)/
  • vinleogil
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    Isolatedbut lovely temple

    Depending on how much time, you can always have a look at it. It is a lively Taoist temple. Compared to the other site, I would recommend to put it quite low in the priority list.

    Reviewed on /Date(1524703952000+0800)/

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Introduction

The Xuanmiao Temple was first built in AD 276 in Suzhou. During the early years of the Qing Dynasty, to avoid confusing it with the name of the reigning emperor, it became known as the Yuanmiao Temple. Xuanmiao Temple has dozens of prayer halls and chambers. At the time, it was one of the largest Daoist temples in China. The Sanqing Hall, built in 1179, is one of the largest extant wooden structures south of the Yangtze River. The statues inside the temple are Song Dynasty masterpieces. There are many inscribed stone plaques within Xuanmiao Temple. The statue of Lao Tzu by a Song Dynasty master stone carver is one of the two remaining statues in China to be confirmed to be Lao Tzu's likeness from life. It has attracted many worshippers and tourists from all over the world.
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