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Shuangfeng Temple

Updated: March 13, 2012

The Shuangfeng Temple, an ancient Buddhist worship site in southern Jiangsu province, was constructed in 331 AD during the sixth year reign of Emperor Xianhe of the Jin Dynasty.

Zhidun, an eminent monk from Henan province, raised funds for the temple. It originally covered 42 mu (2.8 hectares) of land area along with 1,084 meditation rooms.

Temple reconstruction plans show a precise layout that appears resplendent, while maintaining architectural styles from the Ming and Qing dynasties.

The temple covers a land area of 28 mu (1.87 hectares), which comprises of the memorial archway in the front square of the temple, the Hall of Heavenly Kings, the main hall, along with eastern and western wing rooms.

Renovations are expected to regain the glory of its former days as a 1,000-year-old temple. As a rare Buddhist site in Taicang area, it stands as an ideal place for incense offerings and worship, as well as a good destination for recreational tours.

Address: Eastern side of No.204 national highway, Shuangfeng town, Taicang city, Jiangsu province, China

Tel: 0512-53433161

Website: http://shuangfengsi.org/

Public traffic routes: Take Bus No.111, 204 or 205

Vehicle traffic routes: Shanghai-Yixing highway – eastern side of No.204 national highway at Shuangfeng town

Turn off the Shuangfeng exit of Suzhou-Kunshang-Taicang expressway – go south along the No.204 national highway towards the eastern side of Shuangfeng town

 



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