Jingci Temple

Jingci Temple, Hangzhou

Jingci Temple
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7:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 4:45 PM

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Coral
70 contributions
Peaceful
Sep 2019 • Solo
Very peaceful and right by Leifang pagoda so probably worth a visit if you're there. It's got a good view of the pagoda. However most of the buildings actually seem to have been rebuilt fairly recently.
Written September 23, 2019
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r1karegina
Wuxi, China632 contributions
Must Visit Temple
Sep 2019 • Couples
Beautiful, clean and quiet temple. For entrance, It costs you RMB 10/person. They have Chi Kung big statue inside, which is very special because not many temples have his statue. I was mesmerized too when I arrived at the top of the temple, they have beautiful statue of Buddha with great atmosphere. I will definitely visit this temple if I go to Hangzhou again.
Written September 14, 2019
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SYX2016
Singapore79 contributions
Quiet, Nice Temple
Oct 2018 • Solo
I actually prefer Jingci Temple to Lingyin Temple. Admission ticket is 10yuan. It is opposite Leifeng Pagoda. This is actually not on my itinerary, I just randomly decided to visit after Leifeng Pagoda and I'm glad I did. This is also a huge temple where you need to climb some stairs (not as huge as Lingyin temple). When you get high enough, you can see Leifeng Pagoda since it's opposite the temple.

Since there's less people, it's also quiet and serene here. There's a Jingci Temple restaurant beside the temple, I think you need to exit the temple to get there, they sell vegetarian noodles.
Written May 7, 2019
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Aleph_999
Salamanca, Spain680 contributions
Awesome
Jun 2018 • Couples
It is quite close to the West Lake and to the Leifend Pagoda so it is quite easy to visit. We liked it a lot since it is a real temple (with some activity), it has many Halls and many parts, some of them quite beautiful and because it is SO quiet compared to other parts of Hangzhou. You can spend some time relaxing there and enjoying the views and the own temple.
Written November 1, 2018
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mgaivao
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg107 contributions
Nice temple
Aug 2018 • Family
Although forgotten by many visitors coming to its' neighbour Leifeng Pagoda, this temple is an haven of calm that deserves a visit.
Written August 20, 2018
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zimof1
Purrmerend671 contributions
Worth the visit!
Dec 2017 • Couples
This rather large temple complex is worth the visit. The entrance fee is not high and you will visit a complex with different temples. Beautifull statues and and tyhe garden around the comlex a nice for a stroll.
Written January 14, 2018
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Ömer Yalçınkaya
Montreal, Canada770 contributions
Perfect temple with a great view of the West Lake and and Leifeng Pagoda
Nov 2017 • Solo
It is not a single temple. It is a complex of several temples. For the highest temple you need to climb something around ten ten floors. If you can get to the top you will have a great view of the West Lake, a forest surrounding it and the Leifeng Pagoda which is just across the road. It is worth climbing to the top...
Written November 11, 2017
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Charon666
San Francisco, CA222 contributions
Better Than the Nearby Pagoda!
Oct 2017
If you go to the Lei Feng Pagoda, or even if you don't, it's worth visiting this temple complex. As usual, there are a number of buildings, rising from the highway up the hill. These include an interesting exhibition of Buddhist sculptures, and some strongly characterized arhats and very large temple guardians and Buddhist celestials in the temples. If this is a "minor" temple, it's one worth an hour of your time.
Written October 30, 2017
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Jarko2015
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,727 contributions
Very impressive
Sep 2017 • Solo
It may not cover the same area as the Lingyin Pagoda on the north west side of West Lake, but the Jingci temple is still really worth seeing and although it still involves steps and a climb, it's not nearly as arduous as Lingyin. Plus, it's only RMB10 to enter. Less than 1/6 the cost of Lingyin. Some really interesting temples and halls, all of which are worth exploring. The bell tower just inside the entrance gate is particularly interesting if you head to the second floor. There are far, far fewer crowds than Lingyin, too.
Written September 26, 2017
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autumncs
Singapore, Singapore748 contributions
Nice view of Leifeng Pagoda and Hangzhou city from the top hall
Aug 2016 • Solo
Despite its location opposite Leifeng Pagoda and Su Causeway, the Jingci temple is serene, peaceful, and blissfully free of the frenetic crowds and noisy tour groups that surround West Lake. The temple compound houses the Nan-ping-wan-zhong (Nan-ping evening bell), a giant bronze bell covered with inscriptions from the Lotus Sutra and is one of the sights in "10 scenes of West Lake". The bell is immediately on the right of the temple entrance. On the other side of the compound is a vegetarian restaurant. In the morning, before the restaurant opens, there is a kiosk selling vegetarian snacks (e.g. tofu).

There are several halls in the temple, with one above another on a slope. The highest hall offers a nice view of the lower halls, Leifeng Pagoda, West Lake and Hangzhou skyline. The peaceful atmosphere and the nice views make Jingci Temple a nice escape from the crowds around West Lake.
Written August 28, 2016
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