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Lingyin Temple

No.1 Fayun Alley, Lingyin Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310013, China
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Ranked #6 of 236 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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Suzhou, China
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

This site is one of the nicest I visited in China during my long stay for work there. Stone carvings from the 9th century, caves, colors and even the not so old temble around 1930 then rebuild after the revolution are very nice. BUT, we did not feel good because of the crowd, chinese people are used to push and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Definitely over crowded. I think only in China that one have to pay in order to offer prayer to Buddha. Have a hard time trying to hire a cab to leave that area.

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Appleton, WI
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Incredible place, but much larger than we had thought. We were only in Hangzhou for the day and it was not enough time. Only got to spend 1-1/2 hours here. Would have liked at least 1/2 of a day here. Don't rush this place as there is a lot to see and it is worth a stop.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Like the feel of the temple but is crowded with summer travelers bring a lesser serenity need to a beautiful environment.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Very calm and relaxing place , with lots of greeenery and shade . I really enjoyed it , even though im not buddhist . It is very big , beautiful and has a spiritual athmosphere . outside the temple is a rock carved with lots of buddhas and a creek . Buddhas insde the temple are in really good shape... More

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Southern California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The temple was impressive for its history however due to its popularity it was EXTREMELY crowded. Impressive halls, and the highlight was being able to watch the monks at a prayer session, chanting their prayers. We were disappointed in the gift shop as we hoped there may be some local gifts for purchase (prayer beads and such) that were made... More

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Slask
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

It's definitely worth-visiting.The best place to see in Hangzhou-I visited a lot of places but have never visited sth like that. Nice place for a stroll and enjoying the views.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

One of the few things you must pay for in Hangzhou but it is definitely worth it. When we went there were few people and it was very peaceful to walk around. Included in the price you can go inside the temple, visit a small museum, climb to the top and see the awesome views of west lake, and walk... More

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Hangzhou, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

You must take out one whole day to visit this place. To enter the temple you need to first buy ticket for scenic area and then for temple. Scenery around the temple is amazing. There are many climber spots. Statues carved in the hill are amazing. Creek running around the hill is soothing. You get one of the top 18... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Lingyin temple has a large amount to see and do. There are many Buddhas carved into the rocks which are beautifully done and many temples to walk around and see. It was particularly interesting because this is an active Buddhist Monastery.

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