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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 2 weeks ago

Huge temple compound located in the hills. Getting to the temple, you will pass by Fei Lai Feng, amazing buddhist rock carvings. Temple compound is huge. 1-2 hours required at least to visit the different sections. An active temple still very much visited by locals.

Thank yeonghaur
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to a variety of temples and temple complexes in China, Korea and Japan, and this remains my favourite. I've been 3 times now, and each time I've found new parts or noticed different things. There's so much to see that I'd recommend spending...More

Thank simonlukeholmes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This temple and the surrounding attractions really are impressive. I've travelled all over Asia and not seen anything like this before. The temple buildings climb up the mountain and a different surprise awaits you in each. The Hall of the 500 Arhats is very special;...More

Thank JimEurope
Reviewed 4 January 2018

This Temple can reach by walk from West lake Should pay for entrace ticket, but very cheap We can see hangzhou view from the top of the Temple We go to the top by walking on the stairts and they offer escalator

Thank emilianic
Reviewed 2 January 2018

One of the best Buddhist temple I have ever visited - with giant sculptures worth a visit if you ever go to Hangzhou

Thank 857parveend
Reviewed 28 December 2017

It was a wonderful experience walking the steep paths around this temple complex on a very cold and misty winter's day; the various temples are beautifully maintained and huge in scale, with intricate and extensive workmanship.

1  Thank ChrisKiwi
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Need to pay RMB 30 for entrance fee and it’s worth it! This is amazing temple filled with many beautiful giant sculpture and cool interior design. This temple is so big that I need to spend few hours to explore it. Also should try the...More

Thank Joelishzz
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Lingyin Temple is one of most important temple in China. A short distance from Xihu 西湖, and definitely worth a visit. Try to avoid the morning crowds, as plenty of locals and tourists will be visiting. They are, in fact, plenty of buses going to...More

Thank daniel_radiology
Reviewed 22 December 2017

There are tickets if you wish to see the temples inside. Some carved on the rocks and pretty old. There is alot to walk inside until a point you reach the top where you can see a view of the west lake using the binoculars...More

Thank Dhara S
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

I was told by the locals that this is one of the most important temple at Hangzhou and good for pray. There are many different temple It will take few hrs to explore all Temples and pray. Once you at Hangzhou must visit.

Thank Arjun A
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