The Mysterious Taoist Temple

The Mysterious Taoist Temple, lies on the Guanqian Street at the center of Suzhou. The building of the Mysterious Taoist Temple began in the second year of the reign of Hanning in the West Jin Dynasty and is the monastery resort of the Taoist faction of Zhengyi. It was originally called the Zhengqing Taoist Monastery and was renamed the Mysterious Taoist Temple in the Yuan Dynasty. In order to avoiding using the King’s name during the reign of Kangxi in the Qing Dynasty, the name was changed into the Xuanmiao Taoist Temple. In the early years of the Republic of China, the name of the Mysterious Taoist Temple was reused.


The most magnificent building of the Mysterious Taoist Temple is the Hall of Three Qings as the main hall which is spacious, towering and solemn. It is a wooden hall building of the Southern Song Dynasty with the largest scale in the south of the Yangtse River and holds a very important position in the history of building of China. In front of the temple is a broad heterogeneously built open-air terrace of green stones. The terrace is surrounded by finely engraved railings of green stones in the eastern, southern and western sides, with a stepping battlement in each side. On the sunk panel of the temple’s ceiling are all magnificent paintings of cranes, deer, clouds, and the instruments used by the Eight Immortals in the Taoist legend. The pedestal for the Statue of Xumi at the center of the hall is elaborately wrought.

 The Mysterious Taoist Temple The Mysterious Taoist Temple

The Mysterious Taoist Temple is also a busy traditional bazaar all through the ages with stores and stalls of snacks and vaudevilles standing in great numbers, where visitors to Suzhou would like to go sightseeing.

More >>Featured China Tours

Chinese Gourmet Tour

Beijing, Chengdu, Guilin, Nanjing, Yangzhou, Shanghai

  • Great Wall, Forbidden City
  • Peking Duck, Hutong tour
  • Hot-pot dinner, Panda
  • Li River Cruise, Yangshuo
  • Cooking class, Rice Noodles
  • Huangyai dish
  • Shanghai Benbang dish

East China Ancient Town Experience Tour, from US$1136

Shanghai, Huangshan Mountain, Wuyuan, Jingdezhen, Beijing

  • Yuyuan Garden, the Bund
  • Zhujiajiao, Zhouzhuang
  • Yellow Mount., Hongcun Village
  • Wuyuan Countryside Scenery
  • Porcelain and china town
  • Forbidden City, Great Wall

Beautiful China Photo Tour, from US$2297

Beijing, Chengdu, Jiuzhaigou, Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Shangri-la, Guilin, (Hong Kong)

  • Forbidden City, Great Wall
  • Stone Forest, Dali Ancient Town, Lijiang Ancient Town
  • Fairyland-like Jiuzhaigou
  • Terraced Rice Paddies, Li River Cruise

Sweet Honeymoon Holiday in China, from US$1578

Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Xi'an, Guilin, (Hong Kong)

  • Forbidden City, Great Wall
  • Yuyuan Garden, the Bund in Shanghai
  • Suzhou Garden, West Lake
  • Terra Cotta Warriors & Horses
  • Li River Cruise, Yangshuo
  • Temple of Matchmaker God
  • Lintong Pomegranate Garden

Home Stay in Guilin of Best of China, from US$1197

Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai, Guilin

  • Great Wall, Terra Cotta Warriors, Li River Cruise
  • Home Stay in Guilin, Local Market 
  • Cooking Your Own Chinese Dinner 
  • Chinese Tea Tasting
Quick search a tour:
How long your trip will be:
You plan to start in:
tailor made your owns China Tours


[email protected]


+86 13978369041



Associated with or Member of:

Follow Us at:

Travelers' Reviews on:

Copyright © 2010-2019 China Expedition Tours. All Rights Reserved