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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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interesting temple in a beautiful area ,surrounded by tea plantations

beautiful area,you can walk up if you are fit enough as it is quite a climb or take the gondola to the top,beautiful view over Hangzhou

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

beautiful area,you can walk up if you are fit enough as it is quite a climb or take the gondola to the top,beautiful view over Hangzhou

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Visiting this temple was one of the most enjoyable things that we did while visiting Hangzhou in early May. We toured it with an english speaking guide, which really helped, as there is quite a bit of history here as well as beauty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Fanastic area with an amazing temple and complex. Plan to spend a minimum of 3hours plus more to explore the temple and its green lush surounds. If you can ignore the crowds to this popular area it is relaxing and spiritual. Plenty of walking have comfortable shoes and a camera.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The Lingyin temple and the Feilai mountain next to it are among the top sights in Hangzhou. The tourist bus Y2 from the main railway station terminates here and takes under an hour in the mornings. There is an RMB 100 entry fee to the park area surrounding the temple, and a further RMB 80 entry fee to the temple.... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

During our visits we encountered a very wealthy looking couple who got a private mess with about 10 monks. The whole area is well kept and worht a visit to understand a little more about this religion.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I visited the Lingyin temple, with full of excitement for this historical site well-known to many for the many stories associated with it. One of which is the monk, Jigong, who went into monkhood at Lingyin temple. The temple was crowded with tourists and it is really huge. The fees to enter it were hefty though. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

The temple and the laughing Buddha are among many amusements/diversions available on a walk around the lake. Too many to see and too little time. This temple was part of a larger temple estate and less densely packed than other sights so a little peace and quiet could be found. Wondering off the walks outside the grounds is another retreat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

One of the most significant and beautiful Buddhist monasteries in China, Linyin Temple is a great place of "Soul's Retreat", the temple enshrins lots of treasures as well as a crucial collection of Buddhist literature making it a great treasure-house for those who want to study Chinese Buddhism in details. Last but not least, try vegetaria dishes in Ling Yin... More 

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Hangzhou, China
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I know they say once you see one temple in China you have seen it all! But they are wrong. This is an amazing ancient temple situated in Zhejiang Province in Hangzhou. This temple has contains numerous pagodas and Buddhist grottoes. It is very peaceful to visit this temple and to spend your day admiring the ancient religious buildings and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Personally i am not too kin toward to smell of the essence inside Lingyin Temple which also call temple of Soul's Retreat. What i really impressed was the scenery and also throughout the history that there are more than 900 monks live there and now only about 300 ish. I enjoyed the most is the hike to the top of... More 

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