Suzhou, China Part III – Hanshan Temple

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By 5am, both of us cannot sleep any more. So we raced to the temple.  It’s usually an auspicious sign to make first offering of the day in the temple.

Com’on, Harreh up!

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Have you opened yet?  Yes! We are coming!

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Being the first guest of the day, I see an empty temple for the first time in my life.

Lighting up the first candles, make a wish.

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It was pouring outside, fortunately there were galleries like this connecting different parts of the temple.

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Court of Law. Where we met a gentleman who introduced some basic concepts and books of buddhnism to us.

A five-story pegoda in the middle of the court yard.

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From top of the pegoda.

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Monks chatting with each other, getting ready for the day.

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