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Linggu Si

Address: east of Zhongshan Ling, Nanjing, China
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Ranked #24 of 287 Attractions in Nanjing
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks

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Florence, Italy
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106 reviews 106 reviews
82 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

This temple is very nice, but its beauty is in part due to the surrounding ambient. Some statue and room are really amazing, but you will be able to find similar temple all around China. The temple is full of rooms inside which you can pray for different purpose, like job, family, having a child or happiness. It is really... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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396 attraction reviews
306 helpful votes 306 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

The temple is not one of the best you will see in China, although the grounds are quite nice. The pagoda is interesting and the beamless hall is quite good, but as a whole the temple is rather disappointing.

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Turin, Italy
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28 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

In my opinion the visit is worth it because of the park, that's what makes the difference between any other temples i've seen in china so far. The temple and the pagoda are nothing special (from the pagoda there's a beautiful panoramic view on the area). The whole park in Zhongshan is worth a visit, but it's gonna take at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

Definitely worth a visit, it's a nice temple, with praying rooms for different purposes (when my gf told me one of the Buddhas stands for fertility, I had to run, though), and it has nice views over the city and Xuanwu lake due to its position on a hill top.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

I think this pagoda and temple are well worth visiting. I have been to many temples/ pagodas in Asia and this one is beautiful! I would not miss it and would definitely go again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2011

Linggu tower is 8 stories, but if you take breaks on the balconies, you get to take in the views around. The grounds are beautiful and clean, and the trees must be centuries old. The air is fresh away from the city too. There are also several memorials and temples in the grounds around Linggu worth seeing.

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