Hanshan Temple

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Hanshan (Cool Hill) Temple, built between 502 and 519, sits beside the Grand Canal in the Western part of Suzhou. Listening to the bell of this temple is a popular local custom. At midnight, the monks of the temple strike the bell 108 times, and those who hear the bell sound are said to have calamities driven from them and to have good luck. Some Chinese would make special trips to Suzhou to listen the bell on the Eve of the Spring Festival every year.

Hanshan Temple