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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jabdab
Reviewed 3 days ago

It is very clean and good temple, the surrounding is very calm and we visit to pray at the temple. We visit at November and the weather is good.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jnizevn
Reviewed 3 days ago

Definitely go left off the path to explore the rock caves with carvings in the walls. Climb up the forested hill too, so beautiful. The temples and their interiors were breathtaking.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PatrickH3541
Reviewed 3 days ago

A dozen of temples in this site, each more splendid than the last. Many wonderful giant Bouddhas. Very nice shops in the site - but beware, credit card (like visa) not accepted. Too bad for me...

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Philippe L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ger_tan82
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on a Monday and the temple was amazing. 1600 yrs of history, survived the years and wars have left it intact. A must see! Lovely garden walking right up to it. Less crowded on a weekday.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank carolinetcw
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 777shinyz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is not only a temple, also a nice place to visit for the historical reason. If you want to avoid traffic, go visit in the afternoon. This place gets very crowded early morning for local people.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank emorypak
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely beautiful place to easily spend a few hours. The temples are awe-inspiring. The forest and the trails are enchanting. The view from the top temple is breathtaking!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 123kwj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Date of experience: November 2018
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