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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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Ranked #3 of 238 Attractions in Hangzhou
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Algeciras, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This temple is worth visiting, it's a bit different with greenery and stone statues all around, and the nicest of all was the happy Budha

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Going to Lingyin Temple has transported me to a different time. Granted, I did not explore the whole area as it would literally take the whole day, and there are quite a number of choices on what to see and explore. They have the main temple and other temples, a cave, places to eat, a traditional village, some shops that... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

very surprised by the size and layout of the temple. huge and full of stories to tell. beyond the temple ground one could walk around the park, up the hill, or admiring all the stone carvings. one could easily spend 3 hours and more lingering and enjoying.

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Kuala Lipis, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We were brought here by a local guide - they charged exorbitant fee just to buy joss stick to pray for the deities at a small temple near the entrance to Linyin temple. When we didn't want to; their faces turned sour and didn't bother to serve us anymore but this is not a surprise to us. But I was... More 

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Nanning, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

peaceful temple but crowed with people, recommend to visit early in the morning to avoid the crowd. Bring some fresh flowers

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

If you know Ji Gong, this is the place to go. But I feel we should not be charged twice for the tickets.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

It is really one of the must sees in Hangzhou, and it can be combined perfectly with a visit to the beautiful botanical gardens. Only downside: First du pay for the park, and then if you want to see the temple again, you will have to pay again. It is not just a symbolic amount aswell, so that is a... More 

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