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Lingyin Temple

No.1 Fayun Alley, Lingyin Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310013, China
+86 571 8796 8665
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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
+86 571 8796 8665
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wear comfortable shoes as a lot of steps but one of the nicest temple that I have visited in China. Very huge and artistic building structure and Buddhist statues. 500 Arhat that you seldom find in other part of the world. A must visit.

Thank Peggy T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of great history here, temples, carvings and lots more. Some over 1000 years old, although much of the temples up the hill, you need to climb quite a few steps, are rebuilt and fairly new. This is a living monument, so you are likely...More

Thank AlternateRoute
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting for people watching and reflection in a country that the government is not known necessarily for kindness to their people.

Thank 499katie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Lingyin Temple area is a must see when in Hangzhou. The site contains several halls such as Heavenly Kings Hall, the Mahavira Hall, Medicine Buddha Hall, and the Avatamska Hall some a bit more fascinating than others. The rock carvings leading to the temple...More

Thank Reslimpan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

THis temple says so much about Chinese culture. First built in 326AD, it is one of the top 10 Zen Temples in China. Rock carvings, some dating to the Yuan Dynasty, add to the spectacular scenes. Watching the worshipers here is a cultural experience. A...More

Thank lesleighbryanbalwin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We live in China and have seen our fair share of temples, but this one was truly special. We had no idea how spectacular it was, so we didn't leave a whole day for it. We need to return to see it all, including getting...More

Thank dkoschil
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Way above expectations, well preserved. Just wish it had more English information. Must see to better understand the Chinese culture.

1  Thank ilieadrianp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed this place. It is a Buddhist temple surrounded by wooded area with numerous Buddhas carved in stone. The people kept these stone Buddhas from being destroyed by the Communist regime by hanging banners of Chairman Mao over them. We saw people lighting...More

1  Thank angeleyes27
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hall on the left after entering has 600 life size Buddhas, all different. Some female whorshippers were also walking along chanting a tranquil and ethereal song. Really amazing to see and little written about. The walk up the peak is also a shady and...More

Thank Bettybooo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting to see, the largest statue of Buddha is impressive! The park is huge, so you need to plan to spend several hours.

Thank Katya A
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