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Lingyin Temple

Address: No.1 Fayun Alley, Lingyin Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310013, China
Phone Number: 0571-87968665
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Type: Religious sites, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Built in 326 A.D. at the foot of Lingyin Mountain, this temple...
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Type: Religious sites, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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.
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Odessa, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This is an excelent example of Buddhist history that has mainly survived the cultural revolution intact. If this is of interest to you I would recommend at least half a day here.

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Zhuhai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This is such a pretty, peaceful spot, and even though it was crowded (Chinese New Year), it was still worth a visit. Some amazing rock carvings at the entrance.

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Zhuhai, Guangdong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The Temple and the caves and carvings in the mountains are quite stunning! Take the time and let the spirit come into your mind... Really it's a must to visit!

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This temple is supposed to be very good for making wishes that will come true, hence it is always crowded with locals and tourist alike. Entrance ticket is quite expensive if you consider the local salary, in fact the price is more like what one will expect in Europe. There is always endless tour group (40-50+ people per group), so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

After having spend some time walking around West Lake, lingyin temple is another very nice spot to visit in city also near and convinient to reach

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

This old Buddhist temple was built by an Indian as Buddha did not come to China and Buddha is Indian.Very good carving of Buddhas images around the cave.Very good.Must visit.

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

My husband and I thought that the temple would only take a short time to visit! We were in awe of the temple and the size of the statues! We took in the entire grounds and loved the entire experience! My husband and I love exploring and Lingyin Temple did not disappoint!

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I went during the weekday which it was great because it wasn't overcrowded. I recommend to go. It has many beautiful and historical statues and temples that are worth seeing. It's nothing fancy, but something you could do as a day trip. If you speak Mandarin, you're better off booking with a Mandarin tour group because is a lot cheaper... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

it is so far away, overcrowded with visitors, expensive to enter as you need to first enter the garden then pay to enter the temple. seriously overpriced. NOT recommended.

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We had a guided tour to this temple and it was great to learn about the Indian connection - this temple was set up by an Indian monk called Hui Li. On the way to the temple, you can see the Flying Peak - very interesting to know that this is the only limestone peak in that area. The temple... More 

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