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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 cultural place to see

While I am not a Buddhist, I am interested in world history and culture. This place lived up the hype with many elaborate carvings in the stone caves (some defaced during the... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

While I am not a Buddhist, I am interested in world history and culture. This place lived up the hype with many elaborate carvings in the stone caves (some defaced during the Cultural Revolution) giving more perspective on the value of such ancient artifacts regardless of one's personal beliefs. Worth the trip.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I spent two days in Hangzhou. The most impressing was the Longjing Tee Plantation and the Lingyin Temple with the famous laughing Budda carved in the Stone of the hill. The west see was also very impressive, but was crowded. You still get a realistic Impression since allmost all visitors were local tourists.

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George Town, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely temple and surroundings but too packed with Chinese tourist. Try to avoid peak tourist season in China. Or else, you'll regret.

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Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very eye opening trip to an ancient temple in China. The buildings and the area itself is already astonishing that it is able to hold so long for hundreds of years.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When in Hangzhou, you must visit Lingyin Temple (灵隐寺 - read: Língyǐn Sì) or Temple of the Soul's Retreat in English. I was not interested to visit this place at first since I thought that it was just another temple, but I was wrong. My friend insisted me to accompany her to see the temple and I was amazed at... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting tourist destination, it's beautiful and meaningful especially if you're Buddhism. Thousand of buddism artifact in the Temple from bronze to stone and of course wooden.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A historical and famous Buddhism temples, a lot of great hall inside, but tourist need pay twice to get into the temple, one ticket for the park and another ticket for the temple inside the park.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While we were walking to the temple grounds, we were taken through some caves / rock structures containing many statues, mostly built into the rock but a few stand alone. There were many sights and photo ops, even before we got to the temple, which was the largest (size, number of buildings and acreage) we have seen on this trip... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the temple with my son and dtr. - weather wasn't the greatest plus it isn't peak season so it wasn't crowded. Walked around the temple and surrounding areas. Didn't expect to have to pay again to go in to the temple as we already paid a park admission outside. I can do without the numerous souvenir vendors in... More 

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George Town, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

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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