About Hanshan Temple

Hanshan Temple is also called the Temple of Cold Mountain. The temple is believed to have been founded during the Tianjian era (502–519) in the reign of Emperor Wu of Liang. The temple has a history of over one thousand years and it has collected valuable cultural relics. The most famous tablet inscription was carved with a popular poem written by Zhang Ji. 

Must See

  • Stone Tablet with a Poem
  • Puming Pagoda
  • Making Prays in the Hall
  • Grand Prayer Hall of the Temple
  • Buildings of the Qing Dynasty style,
  • bell tower,
  • Stone carving
  • Tablet inscription.

How to reach

Take bus no. 30, 31, 33, 40, 44, 300, 301, 307, 313, 324, 332, 406, 415, 442, 622, 816, 932 or tourist bus no. 3 and get off at Hanshansi South Station

Taxi from Suzhou to Hanshan Temple: One-Way from: ¥23 - ¥28


  • After the ceremony, visitors can write their New Year wishes on the prayer wall and enjoy a fantastic show.
  • Religious spot, so proper dress code and etiquette must be maintained.
  • Children must be accompanied at all times.
  • Photography is allowed.
  • Wheelchair assistance is available.
  • The statue of the Buddhist patriarch Sakyamuni is there for people to make offerings to in the Grand Prayer Hall.
  • Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Maple Bridge.
  • Cell phones must be put on mute or silent during prayer times.

Visit Time

Sunday:         7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Monday:       7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday:      7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Thursday:    7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Friday:         7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday:     7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Per Adult: CNY 20

Note: The admission ticket on the New Year’s Eve is CNY 320 per person when a grand “Bell Chime Listening” ceremony is held in the temple. The activity takes place from 18:00 on December 31st to 01:00 on January 1st of the next year. During the activity, lots of entertainment shows related to Buddhism are performed and visitors can strike the bell themselves after the ceremony.

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