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Address: No.1 Fayun Alley, Lingyin Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310013, China
Phone Number: 0571-87968665
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Built in 326 A.D. at the foot of Lingyin Mountain, this temple features...

Built in 326 A.D. at the foot of Lingyin Mountain, this temple features a main hall extending 33.5 meters in height, a statue of Sakyamuni carved out of 24 pieces of camphor wood and a laughing Buddha covered in gold.

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Spiritual, beautiful

Highly recommended while in Hangzhou. Don't miss the 338 Buddha carvings. Great local people watching/people praying. Very special.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommended while in Hangzhou. Don't miss the 338 Buddha carvings. Great local people watching/people praying. Very special.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful temple to visit. There are both fairly natural sights as well as man-made sights to take I'm. The walk to the temple itself is a lovely walk with Buddha statues carved out of the hillside along the way. The temple itself comprises 3 separate areas and buildings. The main building was, unfortunately, under renovation and I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

+ Not too crowded. + Statues in the cliffs are interesting. / If you don't know the history, temple is not probably very interesting. - Kind of hard to reach.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had been here several times many years back. The serenity and peace at this place is amazing. The place was built by Indian monk ages ago. It has undergone several upgrades and had seven stages one above another. The greenery and peace is wonderful. I consider myself very fortunate to visit it several times.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

so far i travelled a lot to the far east but i've never seen so many budhas statues of all sizes. very impressive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing temple with great garden to explore! So relaxing and peaceful place, very well perserved....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The temple is located inside Fei Lai Feng natural area. It is a medium size Zen Buddist temple, oldest in this part of China. Unfortunately 2 main halls are currently under construction. You can still visit a 500 Buddahs hall and a couple of others. Monks are not big on reducing the admission fee while half the temple is under... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is so historically significant that one has to come here when one is in Hangzhou. It is a living temple and not too ornate. There are three halls / temples of which one is under renovation. Having said that one still has to come because this is such a famous temple in Hangzhou. With the RMB 30/pax ticket,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To start hour walk you pass dtatues and carvings right into the rock wall. Amazing. Then you can explore temples and see the huge camphor wood buddha...amongst hundreds. Places to offer incense and pray, flower offerings and more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful monastery with many stone carvings and statues. With its legendary take and and scenic beauty its a must see place when in Hangzhou

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