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    Tourist Spots >> Hanshan Temple | 寒山寺
    [ Suzhou -- Jiangsu ]
    update: 3/7/2017
    Hanshan Temple, Suzhou Buddhism, Buddhist monastery, Things to see in Suzhou, Tang Dynasty poetry
    Hanshan Temple, built in 502, was made famous in China by a classical Tang Dynasty poem called “Mooring to the Maple Bridge at Night ” by Zhang Ji. The temple’s bell is famous for its special sound and large crowds gather during New Year to hear its ring. 寒山寺始建于公元502年的梁天监年间。寺中的主要景点有大雄宝殿、藏经楼、钟楼、碑文《枫桥夜泊》、枫江第一楼。
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    Description
    Hanshan Temple (literally "Cold Mountain Temple"), is a Buddhist temple and monastery in Suzhou SND. It is located about 5 kilometres west of Suzhou old town.
    Traditionally, Hanshan Temple is believed to have been founded during the Tianjian era (502–519) of the reign of Emperor Wu of Liang, in the Southern and Northern Dynasties period. The monastery is named after Hanshan, the legendary monk and poet. Hanshan and his disciple Shide are said to have come to the monastery during the reign of Emperor Taizong of Tang (627–649), where Hanshan became the abbot. The points of interest in the temple include the Mahavira Hall, the Buddhist Scriptures Building, the Tower Building, the Inscription and the Fengjiang No.1 Building. There are 36 tablets engraved with poems and 16 Arhats statues hanging inside the Mahavira Hall. In addition there is a stone painting showing the two monks Hanshan and Shide themselves. The design of the stone painting is rather simple. The happiness of the two monks is perfectly expressed through just a couple of simple drawing lines. A bronze bell hangs on the right side of the Mahavira Hall. The bronze bell was a gift from a Japanese friend at the end of the Qing Dynasty. On the bell is engraved the story of the history of the bell itself. The Buddhist Scriptures Building is where they used to keep all the scriptures. On the roof of the building there are characters from the most famous Chinese novel Journey to the West which is about the journey to get the holy scriptures. The octagon Tower Building is two-stories high. The stone tablet by the foot the Tower Building was set up during the rebuilt of the Hanshan Temple. On the back side of the tablet is engraved the donors’ names and their donation amounts for the renovation. On the front side of the tablet is engraved a famous poem written by Zhang Ji in the Tang Dynasty about Hanshan Temple when the poet was visiting.
     
    Opening hours and admission fees
    Open hours: daily from 07:30-17:00 (no admission after 16:30)
    Ticket: 20 RMB per person / free of charge for children under 1.2 meters 
     
     
    Address, phone/contact person
    Hanshan Temple, 24 Hanshansi Nong, Suzhou
    Tel: 0512 6533 6634 (CN)

    Special points of interest
    Hanshan Temple, built in 502, was made famous in China by a classical Tang Dynasty poem called “Mooring to the Maple Bridge at Night ” by Zhang Ji. The temple’s bell is famous for its special sound and large crowds gather during New Year to hear its ring.
     
     
    景点介绍
    寒山寺始建于公元502年的梁天监年间。寺中的主要景点有大雄宝殿、藏经楼、钟楼、碑文《枫桥夜泊》、枫江第一楼。大雄宝殿内两侧壁内镶嵌的是36首寒山的诗碑,还有悬挂于两侧的十六罗汉像。殿内的两个石刻和尚就是寒山与拾得。这幅石刻画是一种意笔画,寥寥几笔便刻画出他们两人春风满面、拍掌而笑的栩栩如生的神态,具有一定的艺术价值。大雄主殿的右侧悬挂着一口日本友人于清末送来的支那铜钟。钟面上镌有记述铸钟缘由的铭文。藏经楼系原来收藏陈放经书处,楼屋顶有《西游记》中孙悟空、唐僧、猪八戒、沙悟净的雕塑像。钟楼为二层,八角。楼下石碑为重修寒山寺时所立,正面碑文为程德全所撰,碑的背面刻有重修寒山寺时募捐者的名字和金钱额。《枫桥夜泊》诗石刻碑文“月落乌啼霜满天,江枫渔火对愁眠。姑苏城外寒山寺,夜半钟声到客船。”这是唐代诗人张继写的。传说诗人张继去唐时首都长安(今西安)赴考后,落第返回时,途经寒山寺,夜泊于枫桥附近的客船中,夜里难以成眠,听到寒山寺传来的钟声,有感而作。 
     
    景点票价, 开放时间
    开放时间:07:30-17:00(16:30后停止售票)

    门票:20/人(1.2米以下儿童免费)
     
    景点特色 
    张继诗的石刻碑文,寒山、拾得的石刻像,文徵明、唐寅所书碑文残片等。在江南古刹寒山寺的碑廊里,有一块石碑上面镌着唐代大诗人张继那首脍炙人口的《枫桥夜泊》诗:“月落乌啼霜满天,江枫渔火对愁眠。姑苏城外寒山寺,夜半钟声到客船。”这块由清末著名学者俞樾书写的诗碑,已成为寒山寺中的一绝。
     
    地址、电话,联系方式
    苏州寒山寺弄24号寒山寺
    电话:0512 6533 6634
     
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