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Lingyin Temple

No.1 Fayun Alley, Lingyin Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310013, China
+86 571 8796 8665
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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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No.1 Fayun Alley, Lingyin Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310013, China
+86 571 8796 8665
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Ancient temple that's well worth a visit. There's a stream and lots of Buddhist carvings on the mountain side. Be prepared for lots of crowds though.

Thank Snow W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

For the main entrance fee it was 45Yuan and a further 30Yuan for the Lingyin Temple. There is so much to see and do just with the entrance ticket. Very busy place. Not a lot written in English but enough to understand a little about...More

Thank Emily U
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a huge complex with the lingying temple the village and tea tasting and various halls all together. It's an experience on its own ... I kept waking up and up and saw various different halls as mentioned.

Thank Travel_along_Vikram
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This temple may be one of the most famous Buddhist Temples in China.It has numerous stone carvings of Buddhist figures and a number of grottoes with amazingly detailed works.

Thank aging2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely and reasonably well preserved temples. The kids had a contest of counting the dozens of Buddhas carved into cave walls. Nice walk up the hill to get off the beaten path. Singing monks and large, impressive Buddhist statues. Gives a nice authentic taste for...More

Thank dubeyde
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice if you are into temples. If you've already seen your share then the souls retreat hall will be interesting. You will see the cliff carvings of Fei Lai Feng on your walk to the temple which are very awesome so take time to...More

Thank fredsave
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

good place to visit, with the temple and many interesting and old buildings to explore on a sunny day

Thank Piotr M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was amazing. I had never been to a Temple of this type. It was pouring rain the day we went but well worth the trip. It is so beautiful and full of history! See it!!

Thank luv2fly19
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Plan to spend several hours! My favorite part was hiking around Fellai Peak - a total of 390 statues carved 907-1644 AD - the Lingyin Temple was amazing as well.

Thank alison_parr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here in early morning, which I recommend before the crowds get too large. Almost all Chinese tourists. The statues carved into the hill over hundreds of years and the very large temple building and statues make this a fascinating place. It is operating...More

Thank Douglas T
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