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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 #4 of 236 Attractions in Hangzhou
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Hangzhou is best known as the home of the picturesque West Lake, but I thought that the Lingyin Temple is the more amazing site which deserves more attention. And the temple itself -- a very nice Buddhist temple -- is not the real attraction. The star is the more than 300 rock carvings chiseled in the hillside and caverns near... More

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Northland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Located North-west of Hangzhou city centre, Lingyin Temple is one of the oldest and most significant ancient Buddhist temple of China. We took public transport (Y2 bus) from the city centre around West Lake. After taking the cableway to the top of North Summit (great views of the lake and city) we took a leisurely walk along the streams and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Old temple, beautiful decoration and large monuments. A good place for photography. The temple locates in the jungle and you will cross some green tea farms to reach it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

It is inside Fei Lai Feng and you have to pay two entries to get there. The temple is huge with multiple place of worship. Each is different and worth checking out. As the place spread out it is good to check the map so you do not miss any of the places. Luo Han Tang had some 500 man... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Lingyin temple has very old and beautiful stone carvings in the outer grounds of the temple and within the temple grounds, it is a functioning monastery. You should take a guided tour in order to understand the various statutes and gods, as the temple has been set out properly and has a colourful history. It is worth the trek as... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Lots of steps and may take at least half a day to complete, so do go early in the morning. There is two parts of admission to the temple - Lingyin and Fei Lai Feng. The first entry is Fei Lai Feng and it is compulsory to buy ticket. However, it is optional to buy entry ticket to Lingyin Temple... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Not my favourite place in Hangzhou. To be fair, it's must to do with the warm weather, long distance and crowds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The temple is very clean,quite and peaceful.it is in the lap of nature.i went there with my husband and his office colleagues.we enjoyed there a lot.overall it's a very nice place.lastly I want to share that hangzhou is an excellent place not only to visit as a tourist but also to stay and work there.the whole city is so clean... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We were there early in the morning, when there were few people about. It was cool under the trees and the little river with its fish and turtles, stepping stones. Ancient Buddhas carved into the rocks, many sassed from the Red Guards, and the temple with their gorgeous colours and huge Buddhas.

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