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Address: No.1 Fayun Alley, Lingyin Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310013, China
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Built in 326 A.D. at the foot of Lingyin Mountain, this temple features a...

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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Wonderful areal, good to walk and pray

Very nice temple and grounds, a bit overflown by tourists. Several Bhuddas and you have to walk up many stairs. Very worth it and good to relax and pray. You get 3 incence sticks... read more

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Evy H
Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very nice temple and grounds, a bit overflown by tourists. Several Bhuddas and you have to walk up many stairs. Very worth it and good to relax and pray. You get 3 incence sticks upon entering for free!

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Hangzhou, China
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Most people would visit the West Lake in Hangzhou, but really recommend going to this temple. It is in the mountains, but not far from downtown, and is very peaceful, calm, with a good energy and a lot of nature to see. You will need to purchase separate tickets if you want to go in the temple. It is worth... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Cars jammed all the way here. Too many people. The government should really close the roads here and allow only public busses to get near it. Have a huge multi-storey Carpark a distance away from the lake and take people in by bus.

Thank Penh1
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Reviewed 1 week ago

this is a life experience... one must go see this place to truly understand how valuable this temple is , and its impact .

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Ubatuba, SP
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found within the Fei Lai Feng area, this temple is huge and very beautiful. We were fortunate enough to be there when the monks were chanting in one of the temple houses, creating a very serene atmosphere. There is also a lovely little vegetarian noodle soup restaurant within the temple which serves inexpensive vegan and vegetarian meals (sometimes hard to... More 

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Taizhou, China
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a hard time finding a bus that would take me here, but in the end the number 7 bus did the trick. The first thing that you see when you get to the Lingyin temple site (after paying the 45 RMB entrance fee) is the Buddhist grottoes out front. They are spectacularly well preserved and beautiful. This first... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staying in a guest house nearby wandering around the temple was party of our lazy day off, which we all enjoyed. There is plenty to see and to experience. There are thousands of statues that reminded us of the Terra Cotta warriors- all the same at first but on closer inspection are all different. While site restored since 1960s destructions.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful Grounds surrounding a beautiful Temple.Not practical for visiting on National holiday.Taxis all knocked us back so we caught a very crowded bus to West Lake.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very creepy and lucky Once I hit the bell and wished to get the lottery 2 days later I struck 1000 usd

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Series of large temples on large private grounds. Nice walking area, very crowded when we were there. Incense to burn, beautiful temples and statuary to see.

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