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Lingyin Temple

No.1 Fayun Alley, Lingyin Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310013, China
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Ranked #6 of 237 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is one of the prime tourist attractions in Hangzhou. Be prepared for a lot of walking. Even when I thought I had seen everything in the place, there was more to see at the rear of the Temple.

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Hangzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

experience: the temple is in the city Hangzhou,china, near to the west lake , so easy to arrive there. there are so many fantastic legend and folklore , according to some shrine and statue. also relate to buddhism . so we could say , not only we could visit west lake, the most famous beautiful point, but also some mystery... More

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Great history and the grounds around the actual temple are worth it. Also there is a monestry on the hill behind the temple complex that is worth going to.

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I would say lingyin temple is a must visit place for travellers to Hangzhou. While it has religious and historical significance, it is also a very scenic. There is a fee to enter into the lingyin temple area. There is a series of stone carved statues of buddhas and some early saints and their quest to source buddhist literature. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We visited this temple on a hot and very crowded day but we still were able to really enjoy ourselves. The limestone carved Buddhas were so unique and the walk was at time quite. The temple is also very interesting and well worth the trip up, the cost, and the crowds. I would highly recommend spending a morning here if... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is my favorite temple in whole China. There is a beautiful promenade by the creek where you can see statues carved into the rocks. Also in this temple you can see the hall with all the saints in order of importance. Unfortunately, the temple was always crowded because there are a lot of tourists.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

there is one thing that I don't like about point of attractions in China is that, you have to pay entrance fee for the sites. Fine, we can pay for it. But, the entrance fee is only for enter into the area of attractions, not to the main attractions. Meaning, you are paying only the enter the surrounding area of... More

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