Línggu Sì

Línggu Sì, Nanjing: Address, Phone Number, Línggu Sì Reviews: 4/5

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samkhan414
Nanjing, China82 contributions
Linggu si
Nov 2018 • Friends
Beautiful Linggu Temple in the purple mountain area. Famous vegetarian restaurant that serves only one item . Vegetable noodle soup with or without boiled egg
Written November 5, 2018
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GAN L
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia8,696 contributions
Great Buddhist temple
Nov 2017 • Couples
The temple area is large and you need to walk to get to all the sections. First up would be the Beamless Hall, with three archways on the front and rear sides respectively. The structure was built with bricks from the bottom to the top entirely, without a piece of wood or a single nail. In 1928, the hall was turned into a memorial hall for soldiers who lost their lives in the Northern Expedition. (1926 -1928) . In one of the temples, one can see statues of Buddha and Bodhisattvas. In another temple, one can see the statue of the famous monk Tang Xuanzang and his enshrined relics. One can also get to the vegetarian restaurant to have your meals.
Written November 21, 2017
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Jarko2015
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,732 contributions
Excellent temple but a struggle to visit.
Sep 2017 • Solo
The three main sites to visit in Zijin Mountain Scenic Area, just east of Nanjing's city centre, are all worth the effort, but the effort is supreme. The Linggu Temple is very hard on the feet to visit and if you have any sort of mobility issue, do not even consider coming here. Surprisingly, China makes little (or in this case none at all) allowances for people with disabilities. Even if you use the (somewhat pricey) park provided transportation to get to the gate of the Linggu scenic area, the walk one you enter is difficult enough. The area is spread out, with the temple being the most interesting spot to visit and it's relatively quiet, with few crowds. The beamless hall is quite a trek from there and is worth seeing for the waxworks history display. The climb to the pagoda is the hardest part of all and it has about 300 internal stone steps up a twisting staircase to reach the top. It's really not worth it. Once at the top, you'll get great views, but the pagoda is empty and isn't all that interesting. Then you have to come all the way back down again and take the same lengthy exit walk back to the park. Even the fit and strong will find this very trying, particularly if you've already visited the Ming Tomb or the Sun Yat Sen Memorial, or are planning to. They all have equally harsh distances to cover on foot. Make sure you buy the combined park ticket for RMB100 as that gives a small price break. The 202 bus from the city centre drops you almost at the beginning of the Linggu area of the park. The fare is only RMB2 from the city centre and back again.
Written September 23, 2017
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Bruce M
Ottawa, Canada10 contributions
Ming dynasty pavillion has wax museum of modern Chinese history
Jun 2017 • Solo
Building is pretty impressive structure for 14th century but real interest is that it contains a fairly unadvertised wax museum of tableaux of Chinese history in 19th and 20th C. Including lots about Opium Wars, Boxer rebellion, Dowager Empress, Sun Yat-sen and up to Communist victory. Very interesting to learn about early feminist revolutionary Qiu jin (decapitated 1907). unfortunately all signs only in Chinese. However, with some knowledge of Chinese history quite a bit is understandable. (As far as I know there are no guided tours.)
Written August 26, 2017
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t16mytm
Singapore345 contributions
Go there early if you want to view this temple
Aug 2017 • Family
The temple close very early at 4:30pm. There is a pagoda and an exhibit that was said to be worth the visit. However, as I arrive at 4:30pm, I am only able to view the closing of the temple
Written August 20, 2017
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blairkk25
New Jersey2,540 contributions
Great Place To Visit At Purple Mountain
Mar 2017 • Solo
I visited here in March 2017. The Linggu Scenic area is part of the Purple Mountain complex. After visiting the Dr. Sun Yatsen burial place, you can take a tram to the entrance of the Linggu Scenic area or walk 1.5 miles as I did. After buying your ticket, you pass through a famous red gate. You keep walking past more gates and an indoor exhibit of artifacts. Finally you reach an area where you can see the Linggu Pagoda and find your way to the Linggu Si (Linggu Temple). This temple does not look like much from the outside but it seems to go on forever. It is a typical Chinese Buddhist temple with Buddha statutes, incense and many other things. If you like walking and visiting a lot of interesting places, then I recommend the Purple Mountain as a must see.
Written May 26, 2017
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nickpolson18
Taizhou, China173 contributions
This temple doubles as a war memorial
Apr 2017 • Solo
This area was one of the four locations on the multi ticket that I bought when I visited the Ming tombs, and it is one of the three major locations to visit on purple mountain.

The temple itself was nice, but not overly impressive. What I really enjoyed was the pagoda at the back. The pagoda is a war memorial, and if you climb to the top, you will get an amazing view of the Purple Mountain and Nanjing.
There was also a cemetery up there for people who died in the war. It was very tranquil.
Written April 25, 2017
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CorshamRay
Corsham, UK50 contributions
Scenic and relatively peaceful
Mar 2017 • Couples
The Lingu temple scenic area is quieter than the other major tourist attractions on Purple mountain and there is opportunity to enjoy the place without being in a crowd. The main sites in the park are the focal points for tourists (the temple, the pagoda and the Beamless Hall) and should all be seen, but you can also enjoy the quiet places in between. The pagoda is definitely worth climbing.
Written March 27, 2017
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StevenLee19
Singapore, Singapore121 contributions
Part of place to visit if you goto Purple Mountain
Dec 2016 • Couples
Nice place to visit especially the temple.
There is nothing spectacular but a pleasant place to stroll and enjoy the afternoon especially on a cool end autumn day.
Written December 19, 2016
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teturtia
Cagnes-sur-Mer, France280 contributions
Beautiful are to wander around
Nov 2016 • Friends
Located near the Ming tomb, this temple has a very nice scenic setting. It's also much less touristy than the nearby Ming Tomb and Sun Yat Sen memorials. The temple itself is quite interesting as well.
Written November 30, 2016
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