Nine Peaks Temple

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Updated: 2012-05-17

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Nine Peaks Temple, located in the northern peak of small Kunshan Mountain, used to be Sizhou Pagoda Complex. It was built in the first year of Emperor Qiandao's reign in the Southern Song Dynasty (1165).

In the Ming and Qing dynasty, Zhenwu Hall, Xifang Hall, Pavilion of Three Sages, Cangjing Pavilion, Baoxun Hall, Shuiyue Hall and Mahavira Hall were added. It is recorded in Ye Mengzhu's Yueshi Pian that in the fifth year of Emperor Shunzhi's reign in the Qing Dynasty (1648), the monks in the temple thought Xiaokunshan was high in the south and low in the north and it was not good according to Fengshui that the main hall faced due south, so they decided to change the direction.

To people's surprise, the main hall and Buddha statutes in the pagoda complex all turned due north from due south overnight without human involvement. Today, the new Jiufeng Temple built on the original site of Sizhou Pagoda Complex looks magnificent.

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