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Tongjue Temple

Updated: March 13, 2012

The Taicang Tongjue Temple was constructed during the reign of Emperor Wanli of the Ming Dynasty, which has attracted many pilgrims of all ages.

The Avalokitesvara icon, which is enshrined and worshipped in the temple, is considered to possess mystical powers. “The Avalokitesvara holds the potential to respond to all prayers offered in the temple.”

The temple has become a cultural landscape for domestic religious tourism. It contains small bridges over flowing streams, waterside pavilions, whitewashed walls and black tiles of gardens located south of the Yangtze River.

The worship site appears refined and beautiful. It has also earned much recognition for its monastery gate, halls, morning bell and evening drum.

“The temple has yellow walls, gray tiles and rolling dragon ridges, which contains red house columns, decorated with colorful patterns and a gilded figure of Buddha.” In the past 400 years, the temple has risen and declined in influence.

The imposing ancient pagoda and garden enhance its beauty that integrate the garden and temple culture.

Address: Southern ring road, Fuqiao town, Taicang city, Jiangsu province, China

Website: http://www.tongjuesi.org/web/flash.html

Tel: 0512-53703372

Public traffic route: Take Bus No.201 to Fuqiao town

Vehicle traffic routes: Drive along Shanghai-Taicang highway to Taicang, take the Shanghai-Fuhuang highway –to thesouthern ring road of Fuqiao then go east to the destination.

Turn off the Shuangfeng exit of the Suzhou-Kunshan-Taicang expressway – go south along the No.204 national highway to Xingang Road, turn left and go straight to take Shanghai-Fuhuang highway, turn left and go straight to take the southern ring road, turn right and drive east to the destination.

 

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