Guanqian Street-Related Words - Detailed List with Characters and English
Names and terms related to the Guanqian Street area of Suzhou. Check out our Chinese Language Resources page at http://www.chinatravelca.com/faq/chinese-language-resources/.
Terms in this set (6)
Guanqian Street, a Qing Dynasty-style commercial street (Note: The first character is usually pronounced guān, but it is pronounced guàn when it means "temple.")
Qing Dynasty (1644-1911 CE), China's last dynasty and the period during which some of the shops and buildings on Guanqian Street were established
Xuanmiao Temple, ancient Taoist temple dating back to 276 CE from which Guanqian Street takes its name, meaning "street in front of a temple"
Tiger Hill (also abbreviated to Hǔ Qiū); the leaning tower atop the hill, known as Tiger Hill Leaning Tower or Cloud Rock Pagoda, is one of Suzhou's most visible landmarks
Tiger Hill Leaning Tower, one name for the tower on Tiger Hill
Cloud Rock Pagoda, one name for the tower on Tiger Hill (literally, "Pagoda of Cloud and Cliff Temple")