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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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No.1 Fayun Alley, Lingyin Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310013, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful stay! They are also so good with kids and have always made us feel super welcome! Everyone was so helpful. This is the best hotel in town. Located very close to the major attractions. The view from the top floor is really amazing. The...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A historic structure that is well maintained in which the locals are proud to show off. Spend the time to explore and enjoy its surroundings.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Mike C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing statues of all mediums of Buddha. The gardens, caves and temples are very impressive. There are MANY people in August! I think a shoulder season would be a calmer experience, but was still much enjoyed by my husband and me.

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Cindy I
Reviewed July 27, 2019

This was my first visit to a Buddhist temple and I was not disappointed! The entire complex is so incredibly beautiful. It's almost hard to believe that you are in Hangzhou, as it feels like you are hundreds of miles away in the serene mountain...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank rkmay0
Reviewed July 24, 2019

so serene and beautiful. If you need peace from hush best place to come and meditate. Though made it commercial but place still have not lost its charm.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Z193
Reviewed July 21, 2019 via mobile

This place is an ancient Buddhist temple. This place has got lovely anciet sculptures and carvings. It has got a cave temple also. There is a small museum inside the temple. The temple has got three parts and each part has got beautiful temple structures...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Adi1191998
Reviewed July 13, 2019

You need to walk a lot. We thought the first temple was the main hall, but there were 5 storeys, and this places at least a one day trip. There are parks, rock-carvings and the temple. Womderful place.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 860nandithar
Reviewed July 7, 2019 via mobile

The stone Buddhist cliff carvings were amazing. Go on a weekday if you can. Weekend was very crowded even in the rain.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Dearborn_dan
Reviewed June 28, 2019 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to Lingyin Temple. We visited on a week day afternoon and it wasn’t too crowded. Be sure to go all the way to the Temple on the top where you can also buy a well deserved ice cream! It’s easy to...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank 33traveler2010
Reviewed June 23, 2019 via mobile

We loved this place for everything- history, nature setting, carvings, and temples. It is beautiful. Kids loved it.

Date of experience: June 2019
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December 29, 2018|
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Response from carolinetcw | Reviewed this property |
I booked private coach so transport was easier. Difficult to call a cab if don't have local bank account tied to Apps. Can rely on flagging taxi on the street but depends on luck.
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