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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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A nice place to go in the summer time

It's quite cool in the summer time due to its distance from the city and lots of trees. There are a lot of Buddhism statues carved in different dynasties on the stones of the hill... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Guangzhou
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's quite cool in the summer time due to its distance from the city and lots of trees. There are a lot of Buddhism statues carved in different dynasties on the stones of the hill in front of its gate.

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Ningbo, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the temple on Valentine's Day in February. It was cold and windy. You can hike the trail or take a cable car to the top. There wasn't much to see. Most folks go up there to pray at the temple.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The reconstructed temple is beautiful. You can see the original foundation and some of the excavation on the first 2 floors. Take the elevator up to the upper floors then the stairs to the top. It is worth the wait in order to see West Lake, the mountains, and the skyline of Hangzhou from this high vantage point.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We did not expect another ticket, the area is however is a good experience for us, esp. in the very hot summer.

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is really more than a temple. I consider this more like a "provincial park" or "national Park" because there is a lot of land in addition to the many temples. Be prepared to do a lot of walking and bring comfortable shoes and water to stay hydrated. There are places to purchase water and snacks. However, on a hot... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Buddhas are amongst the largest I have seen. The whole place has such serenity and calmness to it that you can feel a higher presence there. Not to miss!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The area is quite nice, and there are lots of statues on the cliffs and in small caves. I skipped visiting the main temple since it cost extra and had a long queue. The best part was visiting the other two temples on the mountain side. After a steep stair into the forest, climbing the mountainside, you can see the... More 

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Costigliole Saluzzo, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This temple is very famous in China. From its buildings, I can see it has a long history. I am not familiar with Buddism. But the guide Iris shared with me her ideas. She is a Buddist. She belives it most important to the peaceful in the deep heart. Interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very rich temple with gigantic Buddha statues. Like almost every attraction in China, it has been rebuilt. Additional fee to enter this temple. Expect to overdose on Buddhas if you visit this temple and the two close by. There are quite a few bus lines to this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The temples at Lingyin are quite amazing given their age but most have been rebuilt over the centuries. The grounds are beautiful with lovely flora. It's a heavily wooded area amongst steep rocks which have famous ancient rock carvings & grottoes. You may have seen the many images posted here & elsewhere. It costs ¥40 to enter with an additional... More 

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