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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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One of the oldest temples in Hangzhou (originally built 326AD), Lingyin is one of the most important Zen temples in China. Set in a picturesque forested walk along a river... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

One of the oldest temples in Hangzhou (originally built 326AD), Lingyin is one of the most important Zen temples in China. Set in a picturesque forested walk along a river, Lingyin is easy to get to via the Y2 touristic public bus route. A very active temple, Lingyin has some interesting architecture and large Buddhist sculptures. Not much is in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Our visit to this complex of temples was scheduled for Chinese New Year, do not visit at that time, it is absolute chaos, as so many people come to pay homage and place their wishes. On saying that it did not dampen our mood, unlike the weather. This complex is the biggest in northern China, originally built in 360ad, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This was my first trip to a temple. It was beautiful and requires a lot of walking, but all very manageable. .Wear old shoes if it is a rainy day, and definitely bring bug spray because I was eaten alive. You pay a small fee to enter, but once inside you can choose to pay for other parts of the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Second visit after 10 years apart, the place become so commericalised it no longer represent the philosophy of buddhism. Don’t take any incense if they were offer it to you. It will cost you a huge dint on your wallet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

In order to reach the temple you pass through a lovely park, gardens and rock sculptures. Visit all the temple halls and yards. Leave signs in order to find the way out. Do not miss the right side hall (when facing way out towards the gate) in order to visit a hall full of various golden various big sculptures, part... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Don't miss this when you are in Hangzhou. It is a nice stroll with lots of shades from old trees. Do remember to avoid 1st and 15th of lunar calendar, China public holiday and weekends. This place is a nightmare when it is crowded.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Lingyin Temple doesn’t stand alone; it’s part of the Lingyin scenic area, together with numerous human-sized sculptures on the rocks near the temple. So, with the admission fee to enter the park, you may see those sculptures and the large Buddha statue. However, we also paid another admission fee to get into the temple compound. Who wants to skip the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Peaceful and quiet but very humid place if you go in summer. Wonderful monk sculptures and temples. and the best thing you can get there by bus

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Visited this place because I had free tickets given by the hotel. It can get very crowded during temple festivals. They do charge quite a bit for entrance fees...I am not sure what the temple does for the poor that cannot afford the fees....sets me thinking deep after I chanced upon a page on the internet immediately after visiting the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Beautiful temples. There are many statues of Bhuda on the way to the temple. Make sure to reserve a few hours to visit the area. The only problem is that it's not asy to find taxi to go back to the city center.

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Address: No.1 Fayun Alley, Lingyin Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310013, China
Phone Number: 0571-87968665
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Zhejiang  >  Hangzhou
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30

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