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Tunqiao Destination Guide

Discover Tunqiao in China!

Tunqiao in the region of Zhejiang Sheng is a town located in China - some 783 mi (or 1,259 km) South of Beijing, the country's capital.

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Local time in Tunqiao is now 05:28 PM (Monday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Shanghai" with an UTC offset of 8 hours. Depending on your flexibility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Zhuji, Wuxi, Dongyang, Tiantai Chengguanzhen, Shaoxing or Anhou. When in this area, you might want to check out Pingzhen, Jietou, Baihedian, Shangpang, Pingqiao and Changqiu as well. We also found some pictures.


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Interesting facts about this location

Tiantai County

Tiantai County, located in the east of Zhejiang Province, People's Republic of China is noted for its scenic Mount Tiantai, which is also an important Tiantai Buddhism site. With a total area of 1,432.09 km and a population of 560,000, Tiantai is a middle-scale city that administers twelve towns, three districts and 641 villages. Tiantai County's history dates back to the Qin Dynasty (221–208 BCE) when it was called Dongyue, later changed to Huipu during the Han Dynasty (208 BCE–220 CE).

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Located at 29.2, 120.88 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 8 mi away.
Tags:County-level divisions of Zhejiang

Mount Tiantai

Mount Tiantai is in Tiantai County in Zhejiang Province, China, near the city of Taizhou. The mountain was made a national park on 1 August 1988. The Guoqing Temple on the mountain is the headquarters of the Tiantai sect of Buddhism and also a tourist destination. Tiantai Buddhism, named after the mountain, focuses on the Lotus Sūtra. The most prominent teacher of that school, Zhiyi, was based at the Guoqing Temple.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 29.2, 120.88 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 10 mi away.
Tags:Geography of Zhejiang, Mountains of China, National parks of China, Visitor attractions in Zhejiang

Guoqing Temple

The Guoqing Temple is a Buddhist temple on Mount Tiantai, Zhejiang Province, People's Republic of China. Originally built in 598 AD during the Sui Dynasty, and renovated during the reign of the Qing Yongzheng Emperor (r. 1722–1735 AD), the temple is located roughly 220 kilometres from the city of Hangzhou. It was the initial site for the creation of the Tiantai Mahayana Buddhist school, founded by Zhiyi (538–597 AD).

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Located at 29.2, 120.88 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 10 mi away.
Tags:18th-century architecture, 590s architecture, Buddhist temples in Zhejiang, Chinese architecture