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Address: east of Zhongshan Ling, Nanjing, China
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Scenic and relatively peaceful

The Lingu temple scenic area is quieter than the other major tourist attractions on Purple mountain and there is opportunity to enjoy the place without being in a crowd. The main... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Corsham, United Kingdom
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Taizhou, China
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This area was one of the four locations on the multi ticket that I bought when I visited the Ming tombs, and it is one of the three major locations to visit on purple mountain. The temple itself was nice, but not overly impressive. What I really enjoyed was the pagoda at the back. The pagoda is a war memorial,... More 

Thank nickpolson18
Corsham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Lingu temple scenic area is quieter than the other major tourist attractions on Purple mountain and there is opportunity to enjoy the place without being in a crowd. The main sites in the park are the focal points for tourists (the temple, the pagoda and the Beamless Hall) and should all be seen, but you can also enjoy the... More 

Thank CorshamRay
Singapore, Singapore
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90 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Nice place to visit especially the temple. There is nothing spectacular but a pleasant place to stroll and enjoy the afternoon especially on a cool end autumn day.

Thank Steven L
Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
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284 reviews
115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Located near the Ming tomb, this temple has a very nice scenic setting. It's also much less touristy than the nearby Ming Tomb and Sun Yat Sen memorials. The temple itself is quite interesting as well.

Thank teturtia
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72 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

came via line 5 from Ming tomb. this scenic area wasn't as popular as other the rest and it could be eerie at times especially near to the tomb (tan yankai) area as i was the only one there.

Thank HD_Lew
Multan, Pakistan
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179 reviews
172 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

LINGGU TEMPLE (The Soul Valley Temple) Linggu Temple Scenic Area is the third most beautiful expanse at the southern slope of Purple Mountain (Mount Zijin), in the eastern suburbs of Nanjing city, better known as Purple Mountain Scenic Area, besides Mausoleum of Dr. Sun Yat Sen and Xiaoling Mausoleum of Ming Dynasty. The entry fee to the Linggu Scenic Area... More 

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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
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206 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

This is the third key area of the Purple Mountain. Connected by a shuttle with Sun Yat-Sen Mausoleum and the Ming Tomb area, it is easy to get to. When we visited late afternoon it seemed much more quiet than the other two areas. The pagoda has 8 levels but offers great views of the Purple Mountain and Nanjing if... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 13 December 2015

Is an operating temple for locals , however , it is quite commercialized so there was not anything particularly impressive about the temple grounds and the ling gu pagoda is not worth the walk. Just visited lei feng pagoda in hangzhou which was far more impressive.

Thank kimlette
Beijing, China
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1,122 reviews
704 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2015

This is one of the many amazing temples that I've ever been to! Love the exterior designs of the gate and the lion statues on the sides! Many of the amazing palaces can be found here, nothing too special though. Visited in Nov 2012

Thank Laxiaozi08200912
Florence, Italy
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109 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2014

This temple is very nice, but its beauty is in part due to the surrounding ambient. Some statue and room are really amazing, but you will be able to find similar temple all around China. The temple is full of rooms inside which you can pray for different purpose, like job, family, having a child or happiness. It is really... More 

Thank Leonardo T

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