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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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You have to buy first ticket at RMB 45 for entering the Feilai Peak-Lingyin Retreat area. This includes the visit of YongFu Monastery, TaoGuang Monastery and Feilai Peak. Then you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

You have to buy first ticket at RMB 45 for entering the Feilai Peak-Lingyin Retreat area. This includes the visit of YongFu Monastery, TaoGuang Monastery and Feilai Peak. Then you have to buy another individual ticket to enter LingYin Temple at RMB30. I visited LingYin Temple the last so as to avoid the crowd. There are tons and tons of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The architecture of the temples and simplicity if the grottoes was wonderful. This existing temple was rebuilt during the 19 th century but the original one on this site would date back to 326 AD. Try to engage a monk to provide a private tour and have lunch at a local restaurant run by the monks.

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Shanghai, Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

If you love scenic landscapes, temples and random local foods, you can spend all day here. The grounds are extensive and there is much to see. The Lingyin temple is not the only structure as there are many carvings, pagodas, and smaller temples scattered throughout. There is a small admission fee to enter, but it's worth it. If you want... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The "temple", which is tucked away in a valley, is actually a series of buildings running up the hill. across the valley is a series of caves and craggy rocks along an easy to follow path with ancient carvings in the stone. The site was crowded when we were there but still easy to see. Allow several hours.

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Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The tempel was amazing, the surroundings as so. Take your time to walk around in the park and up the mountain, it's worth it!

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Olathe, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Magical. I arrived before the Temple officially opened, as the gait was open and I had already purchased a ticket. I strolled the grounds alone as the temple awoke, with gentle gongs and chanting bringing in the golden mist of dawn. I returned later with my brilliant guide, along with the crowds. He provided the objective history and the religious... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

One of the most inspiring places I've ever been... While we wandered along the cliffs looking at ancient carvings of Buddhas, snow flew in gentle flurries... it was magical. Crowded with Chinese tourists, but magical :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

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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