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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 a...

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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The Lingyin Temple had always catch my attention every time I enters the building and look up to the gigantic Buddha sitting there and looking down at you. This place is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lingyin Temple had always catch my attention every time I enters the building and look up to the gigantic Buddha sitting there and looking down at you. This place is definitely the place that would make you feel humble, that you are very small and that all your problems aren't actually that depressing. It reminds you at how lucky... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best attractions is not the tamole.it self which is very big and very well maintained but the park with its caves and images on the rocks.

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Thank Igor A
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I loved it. I started walking on the stairs and rocks and then headed for the temples it was really impressive definitely worth visiting!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Jaloo Maneck visit Lingyin Temple or Temple of the Soul's Retreat. It is one of the largest and wealthiest Buddhist temples in China, and contains numerous pagodas and Budddhist grottoes. The monastery was founded in 328 AD during the Eastern Jin Dynasty by monk Hui Li, who came from India. A tourist attraction worth a visit for the world traveler... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A must see when visiting Hangzhou. The workmanship and gardens are beautiful. Even on an overcast smoggy day you cannot hide the beauty of this Temple. There are also many tea houses you can visit in close proximity to the temple.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must visit in Hangzhou, it is a serene and beautiful temple nestled in the hills. Walk around the mountain with hundred's of Buddh's carved on its rock face by ancient monks.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

A very important Buddhist temple in China with over 1700 years history. Even the ancient emperors visited it. One of its attraction is the countless Buddhas carved at its surrounding hills. Allow at least 2 hours if not more to really go around the many fascinating stone carved Buddhas sites. A history well versed guide costs RMB100, please get one... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

As with most Chinese attractions this one is very crowded when we came on a Saturday. To really enjoy this space it's good to take the time to walk slowly, climb stairs, slopes and have real patience and stamina. Some of the temples and shrines are on steep hills and require strong leg and lungs, but it does get more... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

After paying an initial entrance fee to the 'scenic area' you need to pay a further entry fee to access the Temple grounds and buildings themselves. But it is well worth every yuan. The walk past the rock carvings then up to the monastery as well as the Temple merit setting aside a day. Be prepared for the many steps... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

If you enter Hangzhou via the West Bus station, this temple will be along the way to the famous West Lake via private transport. Being a tourist spot, there was also no shortage of eateries, both western (KFC) and Chinese. Ticketing This attraction requires two tickets, first to enter the park and the next for the temple itself. If I... More 

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