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Address: east of Zhongshan Ling, Nanjing, China
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Linggue Temple Scenic Area

LINGGU TEMPLE (The Soul Valley Temple) Linggu Temple Scenic Area is the third most beautiful expanse at the southern slope of Purple Mountain (Mount Zijin), in the eastern... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Tassaduqhussain51
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Multan, Pakistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

LINGGU TEMPLE (The Soul Valley Temple) Linggu Temple Scenic Area is the third most beautiful expanse at the southern slope of Purple Mountain (Mount Zijin), in the eastern suburbs of Nanjing city, better known as Purple Mountain Scenic Area, besides Mausoleum of Dr. Sun Yat Sen and Xiaoling Mausoleum of Ming Dynasty. The entry fee to the Linggu Scenic Area... More 

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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

This is the third key area of the Purple Mountain. Connected by a shuttle with Sun Yat-Sen Mausoleum and the Ming Tomb area, it is easy to get to. When we visited late afternoon it seemed much more quiet than the other two areas. The pagoda has 8 levels but offers great views of the Purple Mountain and Nanjing if... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Is an operating temple for locals , however , it is quite commercialized so there was not anything particularly impressive about the temple grounds and the ling gu pagoda is not worth the walk. Just visited lei feng pagoda in hangzhou which was far more impressive.

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This is one of the many amazing temples that I've ever been to! Love the exterior designs of the gate and the lion statues on the sides! Many of the amazing palaces can be found here, nothing too special though. Visited in Nov 2012

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Florence, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

This temple is very nice, but its beauty is in part due to the surrounding ambient. Some statue and room are really amazing, but you will be able to find similar temple all around China. The temple is full of rooms inside which you can pray for different purpose, like job, family, having a child or happiness. It is really... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

The temple is not one of the best you will see in China, although the grounds are quite nice. The pagoda is interesting and the beamless hall is quite good, but as a whole the temple is rather disappointing.

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Turin, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

In my opinion the visit is worth it because of the park, that's what makes the difference between any other temples i've seen in china so far. The temple and the pagoda are nothing special (from the pagoda there's a beautiful panoramic view on the area). The whole park in Zhongshan is worth a visit, but it's gonna take at... More 

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Nanjing
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

Definitely worth a visit, it's a nice temple, with praying rooms for different purposes (when my gf told me one of the Buddhas stands for fertility, I had to run, though), and it has nice views over the city and Xuanwu lake due to its position on a hill top.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

I think this pagoda and temple are well worth visiting. I have been to many temples/ pagodas in Asia and this one is beautiful! I would not miss it and would definitely go again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2011

Linggu tower is 8 stories, but if you take breaks on the balconies, you get to take in the views around. The grounds are beautiful and clean, and the trees must be centuries old. The air is fresh away from the city too. There are also several memorials and temples in the grounds around Linggu worth seeing.

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