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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.
No.1 Fayun Alley, Lingyin Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310013, China
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You must be prepared for a crush of people. We visited the second week of October and were on a Globus tour consisting of 20 people and a guide. It is one of the oldest Buddhist temples in China. In fact we were able to...More
We went on a weekday late afternoon and it was still fairly crowded. That didn’t spoil it for us though. We walked around on our own and prayed as the locals do. The worship halls were grand and full of history. Do take a minute...More
The temple is very well maintained; however, it was against the latest Chinese rule that no parks should charge twice. Once you paid for the initial fee, do not bother to pay a second fee for the temple, and the complimentary/free temple is as good...More
We saw this on a wet and misty day and it was exquisite. An astounding yet peaceful experience. I'd love to visit again one day, but if you haven't gone it's truly a must-visit destination in Hangzhou.