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Address: No.1 Fayun Alley, Lingyin Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310013, China
Phone Number: 0571-87968665
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Description: 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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Amazing Budhists complex

Lingyin Temple is beautiful but for me nothing extraordinary after visiting other temples around Asia. What I actually liked is whole area, it is a huge Budhists complex. We spent... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Getting to Lingyin Temple, you will have to get two different tickets. The first one (RMB 45) gives you access to the garden around the temple with its amazing carvings. With the second (RMB 30) you get access to the temple. Although it is quite an old temple, most buildings are renovated with new displays and statues inside. As tourists... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Lingyin Temple is beautiful but for me nothing extraordinary after visiting other temples around Asia. What I actually liked is whole area, it is a huge Budhists complex. We spent more than 5hours over there, walked a lot, rambling through beautiful gardens, enjoyed shade under trees, visited other smaller temples, old structures and of course rock carvings. Avoid to visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Loved it! Even tho temps were above 95F, we enjoyed visiting this temple and the carvings and IF we return to Hangzhou, will visit this again. So great!

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Raipur, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

People said it s made by indian monk. nice location lill bit mountain and green everywhere. i like the Statues and simplicity of the place . i don't like many shop selling their product with rattle sound to attract people.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I stayed near the West Lake so rented a bike to cycle here. It was drizzling a bit when I arrived. However, in general it was good experience. I enjoyed the short hike up to the temple, the classic Chinese architecture, and a nice view.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

special about this Buddhism temple is a tea plantage high up in the mountains so be prepared for some step climbing although I think they also have a cable car there for the less agile folks / up there is a tea house i can recomend where you get a nice breeze coming through and you get rewarded with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This is a fabulous temple. A must see if you visit Hangzhou. The room with the thousands of Buddhas is really something to behold, as are the nearby caves.

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Lanzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I felt so humble walking around this village of Temples. There are five or six to view, some of which house chanting monks. An impressive, stunning area to visit. Highly recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

One of the oldest temples in Hangzhou (originally built 326AD), Lingyin is one of the most important Zen temples in China. Set in a picturesque forested walk along a river, Lingyin is easy to get to via the Y2 touristic public bus route. A very active temple, Lingyin has some interesting architecture and large Buddhist sculptures. Not much is in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Our visit to this complex of temples was scheduled for Chinese New Year, do not visit at that time, it is absolute chaos, as so many people come to pay homage and place their wishes. On saying that it did not dampen our mood, unlike the weather. This complex is the biggest in northern China, originally built in 360ad, and... More 

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