Fei Lai Feng

Fei Lai Feng, Hangzhou

Fei Lai Feng
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Religious Sites
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7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
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Sunday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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The legendary peak's caves have hundreds of Buddhist stone statues dating from the 10th to the 14th centuries.
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Eva Simonyi
Budapest, Hungary70 contributions
Dec 2019
It was a great experience to walk around this park and see the sculptures inside of the stones and hills. The Buddha sculptures are beautiful and exploring the caves is very interesting. I visited in December, so it was a little cold, but a few hours are totally worth it to spend there!
The entrance fee for the park was 45CNY, and the Lingyin Temple is also there, which costs 30CNY/person. Amazing, both of them:)
Written January 15, 2020
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Deanosaur89
Edmonton, Canada1,628 contributions
Dec 2020 • Friends
The base of the park had many Buddha's carved into the cliff side at the bottom and a few restaurants to grab refreshments. The hike was relatively easy and there are lots of temples to check out on the way up. The signage at times was confusing and we were not always sure on the best way to proceed up. Once at the top there is another big temple that offers pretty good views of West Lake and Hangzhou but there is also lots of branches in the way so you don't get a great view of everything below. Cost to enter the park is 45 RMB and the cost to enter the temple at the top is 8 RMB. We didn't have to show our health codes until we got to the temple. There is a cable car that can take you up/down but the hike was easy enough on our calves that we don't think it would be worth taking. We spent two and a half hours here.
Written December 22, 2020
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Zarza's Travels
China376 contributions
Feb 2021 • Solo
Amazing to see all of the different statues embedded into the stone. You can walk along a path right under them, or take a stroll on the larger road which is set back further to really see the scale and multiplicity of carved statues there. This is on the way to the temple, after the selection of shops at the entrance. Get there early whilst it is quieter, in the afternoon is became very busy!
Written March 5, 2021
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SideshowBob1971
Cheltenham, UK41 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Visited here and also Linying Temple. The temple was very interesting but for me, Fei Lai Feng was of greater interest.

A lovely walk, take care as steps can be slippery, and wonderful seeing all the different carved Buddhas. In all, I reckon we saw about 10% of the 330 Buddhas.

It’s a lovely area, very green ( also visit nearby Longjing village for the tea )

Recommended.
Written January 10, 2020
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Ralpo Stankic
Hangzhou, China472 contributions
Sep 2017 • Family
We visited the place and found it inspiring and wrapped in nature and simplicity. A nice break from the city's stressing life
Written June 23, 2018
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Dan M
Tel Aviv, Israel14,577 contributions
Aug 2016 • Couples
Hangzhou is a surprising city.
Its is one of the fomer capitals of China and while its name is not that famous to us, westerners (until the G20 took place there this august), it has plenty of treasures which make it really worth visiting.

Fei Lai Feng and the adjoining Lingyin temple are among them.

You walk along a stream between beautiful trees, hopefully when it is not raining (we had not that chance) and you see plenty of beautiful Buddhist sculptures carved in the rock itself.

You have also places where you can sit on benches under a roof which is very convenient in case of rain (as I mentioned before !)

The atmosphere is peaceful, quiet, even serene and you should give it more than 1 hour to really enjoy it.

As usual I have attached many picture's to try to give you a taste of the place ...

I have reviewed other places in Hangzhou and I liked more some others, yet I would recommend not to miss this park if you give it the time it deserves...
Written December 24, 2016
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mizmu
Brooklyn, NY14 contributions
Jun 2014 • Couples
We visited on a weekday when it was raining and there were no crowds. We found this place very magical, and unique in China (and we’ve traveled quite a bit here). First of all, the caves themselves are really cool. Some have little jagged crevices way up high with sunlight sneaking through. There are stalactites and fluttering bats, and it’s just fun to explore all the little winding tunnels and caves. Then the interiors and exteriors of the caves are covered in all kinds of ancient Buddhist carvings, covering centuries of different styles — from distinctly Indian to Chinese Buddhas. It’s a fascinating mishmash, and to see them in such a natural setting in the woods is just a really unique experience.

Maybe it was just b/c we were almost alone on the day we visited, but we both found this place very sacred, tranquil, and transportive — and that’s an odd feeling for any kind of landmark in China. (E.g. in Yangshuo there are lots of natural caves but the Chinese have duded them up w/ colored lights etc. This is just very natural and organic.)

We were running short on time and so we decided to skip the Lingyin Temple entirely and spend more time exploring the grotto. (FYI, the Lingyin Temple is an add’l entrance charge. The caves are 50RMB/person.)

Highly, highly recommend this place. (It’s about 20 minutes from the NE corner of West Lake by taxi.) We spent 2 hours here but you could spend twice that; there's also apparently a wonderful view from the top of a hill you can hike up.
Written June 18, 2014
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chienandalou
Seattle165 contributions
Jul 2011 • Couples
Westlake is still arguably the #1 attraction in Hangzhou, but after that I'd make a beeline for this place. If you have any feeling for religious history, landscape, sculpture, then it's absolutely not to be missed. Take a little time, go up some of the little mountain paths, soak it in. There's an active monastery and temple.

There are even more impressive Buddhist grottoes in China, but in more remote areas than this. Part of the charm of this one is also the wide range of artistic styles of the Buddha statues, scattered over this little mountain.
Written February 12, 2012
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MadButterfly
Hong Kong, China450 contributions
Jan 2018 • Couples
Hotel concierge suggested that we take a guide plus hotel car which costs RMB1,500!!! Dont ever believe them. The taxi ride there was only rmb40 and there are many taxis waiting at the taxi stand. We actually took a bus to West Lake, bus no. 7 which costs only rmb2.

First stop, buy entrance fees to Fei Lai Feng where you see many statues of Buddha on the mountain. A tiny cave and running waters to enjoy the calm serene environment. There are koi swimming in the waters.

Second stop, buy entrance fees to LingYin temple and here you get to do your prayers with free incense sticks. Stall sellers convinced us there were none inside and we bought some. There are a few different temples and there is one much higher up. If you look up, you will notice cable cars which can bring you up there for a small fee.

Third stop, vegetarian lunch within temple grounds.

Fourth stop, buy cable car tickets and take a short ride up with views of the long jing (dragon well) tea plantation. Lovely ride.

At the final stop, we arrived at another temple where again, you need to purchase temple entrance tickets. If you would like to hit the giant bell for good luck, thats rmb30.

Chose a Monday to visit and was pleasant. Not too long queues and not crowded. Other than West Lake, this is really a MUST VISIT.
Written January 16, 2018
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Santomanca
Shanghai, China58 contributions
May 2015 • Couples
Very nice sights seen.. Just small warning about taxi, if you decide to go by!! You need to arrange a taxi to return otherwise it is very difficult to find or bargaining for taxi. Other option is bus.
There is a lot of status or carvings of buddha. Thinking about how many years ago they have done this, it is surprising.
There is some temples in there which i don't remember the names.
Written March 12, 2016
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