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Address: No.1 Fayun Alley, Lingyin Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310013, China
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Built in 326 A.D. at the foot of Lingyin Mountain, this temple features a...

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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Interesting huge temple complex

This is a huge temple complex so be ready to walk and walk, which is good exercise. The walk by the stream is relaxing and nice and besides that there are interesting buildings... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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George Town, Malaysia
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George Town, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a huge temple complex so be ready to walk and walk, which is good exercise. The walk by the stream is relaxing and nice and besides that there are interesting buildings (the temple itself) to immerse yourself in.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful temple complex and worth while to visit. Yes, there are throngs of people but somehow less or more spread than other places. I wish I went there a bit earlier on a more quiet moment of the day although I find it hard to get the time right in China....if you are unlucky a few busloads will enter at... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Need to pay to get into grounds, then usually pay for each temple but no charge as we found on Buddha day. We were looking for the cafe and walked straight passed the temple where it was. only by chance on the way down did I find it with 5 mins to go before it closed.Large bowl vegan noodles +veg.15rmb... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

China is nothing short of people especially in touristy areas. I was very surprised to find peace and serenity at Lingyin Temple when I visited for the first time. Don't get me wrong, there were plenty of tourist, but it must be the fresh air as you walk up the mountain path, the overwhelming cliff carvings along the way, the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is an amazing sight. As you walk in, you see beautiful carvings of buddhas engraved in the grotto and the different temples inside are just awe inspiring. A must go if you visit Hangzhou!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Peace reigns. Started in 328 A.D. 400' ish carved Buddha figures in caves and along mountain. Half hour of steep stairs to top of mountain itself said to have flown in place. Impressive wild cat, tabby sized, tiger striped, fanged seen at the top. Seems to me the spirit inheritor of cave dwelling monks of old. No attachments, no possessions.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To enter the temple, you have to pay for the park and the temple entrance separately. The park entering fee was 45 and the Lingyin temple entrance fee was 30CN¥. The temple was honestly the highlight of my trip to China. It's really impressive to see people and monks praying in the temple area. The inside of the temple buildings... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went on 2017/1/1, it took me 1 hour from the Hung-Zhou city to there buy bus due to the heavy traffic. To get in there I had to buy 2 tickets - the 1st ticket was RMB45 to 飞来峰 area, the 2nd one was RMB30 to entrance to this temple located in 飞来峰 area. I must say the monks... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You need to pay to access the temple complex and spend the day inside! Peaceful and beautiful place in all seasons!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The area is wide and give the opportunity to walk on hills, crossing temples or creeks. Gives the impression that is really a religious area for Chineses, not only a zone for tourism. Well served by buses and taxi, not far from Metro

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