Xuanmiao Temple, Suzhou

Xuanmiao Temple, Suzhou

Xuanmiao Temple "Mysterious Sublimity Temple" or "Mysterious Essence Temple" is a prominent Taoist temple with a long history, located at the center of old Suzhou City.

The street along east-west direction in front of the temple is called Guanqian Street, a famed business pedestrian street in Suzhou. A lane called Gong Xiang along north-south direction leads directly to the gate.

Xuanmiao Temple was founded in Xianning 2nd year (AD 276), Western Jin Dynasty, and was initially named "Zhen Qing Dao Yuan". It was destroyed by wars in Southern Song Dynasty. It was rebuilt in Chunxi's years (1174–1189), and was renamed Xuanmiao Guan in 1264. In Qing Dynasty, due to the taboo against using the emperor Kangxi's name, Xuanye, the temple was renamed Yuanmiao Guan.
Sight description based on Wikipedia.

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Xuanmiao Temple on Map

Sight Name: Xuanmiao Temple
Sight Location: Suzhou, China (See walking tours in Suzhou)
Sight Type: Religious
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Central Suzhou

Central Suzhou

Downtown Suzhou is a mix of modern business hub and historic area where time seems to have frozen. Among the attractions worth visiting here are The Suzhou Police Museum, Dinghui Temple, Twin Pagodas, Xuanmiao Temple, and lively Guan Qian Street, all located within a walking distance from each other in the heart of the city.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.0 Km or 3.7 Miles