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Address: Sandwiched between Amanfayun Resort and Lingyin Temple, Hangzhou, China
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Worth the trip to hangzhou on its own!

We intended to visit the lingyin temple and see if we had the time to venture up the hill to the other 2 temples. However after realizing the second entry fee to lingyin, the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 30, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

We intended to visit the lingyin temple and see if we had the time to venture up the hill to the other 2 temples. However after realizing the second entry fee to lingyin, the number of tourists packing into the lingyin and how beautiful the grounds of the whole area were, we decided to skip the lingyin and see what... More 

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Zhejiang, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2015

Located in Hangzhou Lingying scenic area, it has beautiful environment. It has been more than 1600 years old seating on hill. Seeing green plants, listen to stream murmuring and lighting incense in such a peaceful place are very enjoyable things.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2014

This monastery locates near Ling Ying Temple. Even though it is not as famous as Ling Ying Temple, it has its unique charm. Yongfu Monastery depends on hills, is different from Ling Ying Temple. Every hall of it is separated to each other. Not grand but it is tranquil. It has a magic power to make people’s mind peaceful. While... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

We were planning to visit Lingyin Temple which is right by Yongfu Monastery. Didn't actually realize the monastery was there until we stumbled upon the sign for it, but we actually enjoyed the monastery even more than the temple. Less crowded and therefore more peaceful, with absolutely beautiful grounds, halls and an amazing view over West Lake and the city... More 

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Hangzhou, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2014

As well as Lingyin temple and another several temples in the area, Yongfu temple also originate from Jin Dynasty, which is 1700 years. Although the temple was ruined in the history for many times and the one we see today is quite new, it is still a must visit place. Compared with Lingyin temple, it dose not have so much... More 

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Kunming, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2014

Forget about the big name temples for a minute, such as overcrowded Lingyin 灵隐寺 a few kilometers away. This place doesn't require a separate admission ticket, unlike Lingyin, and you can come visit after seeing the Fei Lai Feng Grottoes 飞来峰石窟 on the same single 45 Yuan park entry fee. Moreover, it's peaceful and a wonderful place to meditate or... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2013

Again, I love visiting any temples. Hangzhou is famous for its temple. Lingyin temple has a big name; however, Yongfu temple gives me a more peaceful and happier, less commercialized feeling. I went there twice during my three day stay. There are less tourists in the monastery, more real Buddhists here to worship . While I was sitting in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2013

The Yongfu monastery complex is quite old and has a 1,600 year old history. Yong fu means "forever happy". It's truly a peaceful and bucolic place to be. You can still see actual monks walking around the complex. The place is huge and is sandwiched between Amanfayun Resort/ Village and the famous Lingyin Temple. Recommended Itinerary: Visit Yongfu through Amanfayun... More 

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