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Built in 502, Hanshan (Cold Mountain) Temple earned its fame from a line composed by the Tang poet Zhang Ji: "Beyond the Suzhou walls, the Temple of Cold Mountain tolled its bell, which broke the midnight still and signalled the arrival of a gust's boar.

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Built in 276, the 2nd year during Xianning reign of the Western Jin Dynasty, most halls and pavilions in the Xuanmiao Taoist Temple are still well preserved.

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The Grand Canal runs across Wuxi, a city in south Jiangsu Province bordered by Lake Taihu to the south and Suzhou to the east, and 128 km from Shanghai.

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the first year during Zhenghe reign of the Northern Song Dynasty, the Donglin Academy of Classical Learning was where renowned scholar Yang Shi gave lectures.

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The central Jiangsu city of Yangzhou, situated at the juncture of the Yangtze River and the Grand Canal, has made a name for itself with a wealth of sites of historical interest and elegant gardens.

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Zhouzhuang, 30 km from downtown Suzhou, sits extolled as No.1 water-bound town of China for it labyrinth of waterways, Ming and Qing dwelling, and honest-to-goodness folkways.

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One of the biggest imperial tombs in China, it is where Zhu Yuanzhang, the first emperor of the Ming Dynasty, was buried. Based on the style of imperial mausoleums of the Tang and Song Dynasties, the mausoleum still reflects some innovations in architecture. So far, it has been put onto the World Cultural Heritage List.

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Known as Jinling in old days, Nanjing is the capital of Jiangsu.

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Suzhou, located in the Taihu Lake Basin which is the most prosperous part of the Yangtze River Delta, and 199 km east of Shanghai, is a famous cultural city with a history of more than 2,500 years.

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Suzhou embroidery is known as one of the four most famous embroidery genres in China.