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Lingyin Temple

No.1 Fayun Alley, Lingyin Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310013, China
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Ranked #5 of 239 Attractions in Hangzhou
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

Lingyin temple has very old and beautiful stone carvings in the outer grounds of the temple and within the temple grounds, it is a functioning monastery. You should take a guided tour in order to understand the various statutes and gods, as the temple has been set out properly and has a colourful history. It is worth the trek as... More

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Lots of steps and may take at least half a day to complete, so do go early in the morning. There is two parts of admission to the temple - Lingyin and Fei Lai Feng. The first entry is Fei Lai Feng and it is compulsory to buy ticket. However, it is optional to buy entry ticket to Lingyin Temple... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Not my favourite place in Hangzhou. To be fair, it's must to do with the warm weather, long distance and crowds.

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Pune
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The temple is very clean,quite and peaceful.it is in the lap of nature.i went there with my husband and his office colleagues.we enjoyed there a lot.overall it's a very nice place.lastly I want to share that hangzhou is an excellent place not only to visit as a tourist but also to stay and work there.the whole city is so clean... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We were there early in the morning, when there were few people about. It was cool under the trees and the little river with its fish and turtles, stepping stones. Ancient Buddhas carved into the rocks, many sassed from the Red Guards, and the temple with their gorgeous colours and huge Buddhas.

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Beijing
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

The temple comprises of a number of temples , shrines and other buildings. It stretches back and up into the hill, so quite a few steps. The temple is set in a bigger park / collection of monastery's , caves, hills and other temples. Cost 75rmb to see it all and you will need a good 3-4 hours. Worth the... More

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New York, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The day we went was Zhongyun, so there are like thousands and thousand of people were there, lines were long but people were very friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

It is one of the top ten temples in China. So there are always many people visiting it, consequently, it will be a little bit crowded. Before we arrive in Lingyin Temple, we need to walk a long distance, my shoes really hurt because I wear a high-heeled shoes, so I suggest you wear comfortable shoes, otherwise your foot will... More

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

It is one of the most important and famous buddhists temple in whole China.it was founded by an Indian monk Hui Li. Beautiful buddhists carving on camphor wood is additional attraction.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

A very traditional and cultural place. If you were to get to visit not during the China weekend and National holiday it will be very nice. Very peaceful and serene. The temple ground is very big . Spend at least half a day.

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