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Guangfu Water Town

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Introduction to Guangfu Water Town (光福镇)

Guangfu Ancient Town is located at the foot of Dengwei Mountain, 25 kilometers to Suzhou city. Most of its famous tourist destinations are with long history and are famous resorts in the ancient time. It is said that imperial Qianlong in Qing dynasty had been there for many times for appreciating the ancient temples and trees.

Guangfu Ancient Town being given the title of renowned town of History and Culture is the first batch of Taihu places of interest approved by the state council. During the Spring and Autumn period, Heyan, king in Southeastern Jiangsu, raised tigers in the tiger hill, thus being given the name of Tiger Brook to tiger hill. While in the Northern and Southern Dynasties, Guye Wang gave his own house to be the temple, thus, the name Guangfu continued to use till present because of the beautiful landscapes there.

Gungfu Ancient Town has a history of more than 2,500 years. Most of its famous tourist destinations are with long history and were famous sights in the ancient time. It is said that during the reign of Qianlong in the Qing dynasty he had visited many times to appreciate the ancient temples and trees.

Preserving the treasured Avatamsaka Sutra and relics of Monk Wuche, the founder of temple, Guangfu Pagoda is also called as Buddhist shrine. Located on the top of Guifengshan Mountain it has a history of more than 1,400 years. The Pagoda is of four sides and seven steps, 38 meters high and 5.18 meters wide. It is alongside with the lake and mountain, just like a traditional Chinese painting. Climbing the Pagoda, you will see the green mountains beyond mountains, embodying the view of lake, like in the heaven. 
 

   
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Location

Guangfu Water Town, Wuzhong District, Suzhou

   
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Main Sights

Bronze Guanyin Temple, Situ Temple, Stone and Bamboo Garden, Sheng'en Temple, Shilou Nunnery, Xiangxuehai

   
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Travel Information

Admission: Combo Ticket 56 Yuan (incl. Bronze Guanyin Temple, Situ Temple, Xiangxuehai

Opening Hours: 8:00AM - 4:30PM

   
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Transportation 

1. Take buses 63, 64, 65, 651, or 652 getting off at Bronze Guanyin Temple Station. 

   
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Travel Tips 

1. Try to avoid visiting Guangfu Water Town during the summer holidays and Golden Week in October. There are many tour groups and local tourists during national holidays.

   
   

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