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Suzhou Beita Park

Number of visits: Date:2018-09-18 15:32:04

Beita Park (Bao En Temple) is the oldest temple in Suzhou and the largest Buddhist jungle in Suzhou. It has been around for more than 1,700 years. It was built in the Chiu period of the Three Kingdoms (238-251 years). According to historical records, Sun Quan was built by Chen’s mother. It was originally called Tongxuan Temple. In the early Tang Dynasty, it was renamed Kaiyuan Temple. At the end of the Five Dynasties, it was renamed Baoen Temple

Beita Temple is a Chinese pavilion-style pagoda. The tower is eight-story and nine-story. It has a grand scale and is full of Fuyu. It covers an area of 1.3 mu and the tower is 76 meters high. It is the first ancient tower in Jiangnan. There are wooden ladders in the tower. People follow the steps and rely on the railings along the outer gallery. They overlook the panoramic view of the ancient city of Suzhou and overlook the scenery outside the city. Beita Temple is now a provincial-level cultural relics protection unit.

On the east side of Beita Temple is the Nanmu Guanyin Temple, which was rebuilt for 40 years in Ming Wanli. It is the most complete Ming Dynasty ancient building in Suzhou. The south side of Guanyin Temple is built on the promenade, displaying the largest giant lacquer carving in the country, “The Prosperous Life”, also known as “Gusu Prosperous Map”. The figure is 32 meters long and 2 meters high, recreating the prosperity of Suzhou in the Qing Dynasty. In the back of the tower, there is a rare stone sculpture of the Yuan Dynasty, Zhang Shicheng, which has a high historical and artistic value. The northern part of the tower is a classical garden with landscapes. The pool is wide and the mountains are empty. Looking down on the tower shadows in the water, there is no interest.