Hangzhou Yongfu Monastery

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Hangzhou Yongfu Monastery
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Diane M
Perth, Australia3 contributions
An 11 hour tour by bullet train to Hangzhou
May 2018
Left the ship at 8am and returned at 7pm. What a wonderful day. Lee, our guide took us to Hangzhou - a beautiful town. The lake was pleasant, then we left for the hills. Ended up at Yongfu monastery. I think because this is quite a climb many people do not do it. But it is well worth the energy if you are able. We booked through Jenny Liang tours - would recommend to anyone - especially the able bodied
Written May 15, 2018
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bcheong
Bangkok, Thailand25,669 contributions
Quiet escape
Aug 2017 • Couples
1 of 3 temples in the linyin/fei lai feng area. Linyin temple is of course the famous one, and has a seperate entrance fee. This one is free and less crowded

There are 4 seperate courtyards and sub-temples. At the highest point, a nice view of hangzhou
Written August 31, 2017
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annie_zhangyl
113131420 contributions
quiet place for keeping inner peace
Mar 2017 • Solo
love the tea house. you can stay there for longer time, reading, watching scene with great LongJing tea. so nice place to keep your inner peace. there is one kind of flower in the garden, the smell is so good, when you walk in this garden, esp. after raining day, the fresh air, fresh tea, elegant garden, you will feel the joyful of life. never forget this kind of feeling in such busy city life!
Written July 11, 2017
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Paul S
131 contributions
Worth the trip to hangzhou on its own!
Dec 2016 • Couples
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 the less beaten path had to offer. I think this was the best choice we could have made! We decided to go all the way up the top to Yong fu temple and along the way saw many buildings still in use by monks including their music room, various shrines and a great tea house, there is even a spring water you can fill your water bottle at. All of this with a large reduction in tourists and more reserved and quiet crowd than the busy areas. The walk up has a number of stairs and narrow pathways, but is all set in lush landscaping and the place just seems to calm and bring you peace, this is what you really expect from an ancient temple. We spent a good few hours in the yong fu grounds, stopping at the teahouse around 5pm which was amazing in itself. Being so late in the afternoon we had the place to ourself, and tried the monks hand picked and processed longjing tea which was worth the price. We also discovered that monks still use the teahouse. By the time we left it was dark outside and we had a very interesting 20min walk back down the winding pathways to the main temple and entry gates!
Written December 30, 2016
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HiCenter
Zhejiang, China53 contributions
Enjoyable
May 2015 • Solo
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.
Written June 5, 2015
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GOTOHZ H
GOTOHZ H
50 contributions
Tranquil Monastery with a Long History
Jul 2014 • Friends
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 in Ling Ying Temple, most of the time you can feel is the crowded people and you want to go out right now.
Written October 15, 2014
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CapeHope
Southern California134 contributions
Beautiful monastery
Jul 2014 • Friends
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 of Hangzhou in the distance. Highly recommend a lengthy stroll through the grounds. We could have spent half a day wandering and just sitting and enjoying the setting. We only had a short time to walk through it but it was still worth it.
Written July 22, 2014
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Yingqi Q
Hangzhou, China44 contributions
My favorite temple in Hangzhou
Jul 2013 • Solo
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 visitors and you can feel quite peace and zen in it. It built against the mountain and have a really great experience for just have a cup of tea in the tea house or just walking around.
Written May 22, 2014
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ZhongguoKM
Kunming, China6,155 contributions
Now this is really the place
Mar 2014 • Solo
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 just catch a fresh breath of air. You won't be surrounded by flag-waving tour guides shouting through their bullhorns. This is a place of retreat; a place that makes you slow down and feel reverent.

Lovely views of nearby mountains; lovely small details. When I was there (late March) they were showing an exhibit of stunning photographs taken by monks that were about monastic life, among other things.

It's one of my favorite places in Hangzhou, a bit away from the crowds and touristic madness of West Lake.
Written April 1, 2014
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Steve C
Port Jefferson, NY124 contributions
The Best Temple
Nov 2013 • Friends
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 front door, trying to feel the peace of temple, I was able to appreciate the beauty of the temple and the city. Just love that feeling!
Written December 25, 2013
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