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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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600 Buddhas!

The hall on the left after entering has 600 life size Buddhas, all different. Some female whorshippers were also walking along chanting a tranquil and ethereal song. Really... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hall on the left after entering has 600 life size Buddhas, all different. Some female whorshippers were also walking along chanting a tranquil and ethereal song. Really amazing to see and little written about. The walk up the peak is also a shady and fun journey we did it with young chiildren, who loved swinging on the vines, and... More 

Thank Bettybooo
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very interesting to see, the largest statue of Buddha is impressive! The park is huge, so you need to plan to spend several hours.

Thank Katya A
Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Linyin temple is one of the few temples that was not destroyed during the cultural revolution. It is said that Zhou Enlai gave instructions to protect it from the red guards. Must see visit in Hangzhou, the temple and surroundings are amazing. When we have visitors, we usually do in a day the baochu pagoda and the lingyin temple. Just... More 

Thank Make2
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wish we can stay there longer. We were with private tour. I will go back myself next time to climb the mountain. Was so impressed by those beautiful views.

Thank Zhiyin W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All in all, the Lingyin Temple is a special place that will calm your soul once you enter it. Make sure you spend a few hours here and enjoy in this serene attraction. If you want to get some workouts, Feilai Peak (actually nothing special or to see at the peak) is there and waiting for you. Please note that... More 

Thank Desmondbk
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely worth a visit; make sure to put a couple of hours aside and put your walking/climbing shoes on. Crowds are huge immediately after the entrance and within the main temple itself, but once you start climbing the steps and visiting the surrounding temples it becomes super serene.

Thank Jordan B
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Looks the part and feels the part. A real and very "Ling" or granting wishes temple. Very large grounds and high yellow walls. With monks chanting.

Thank Ctan1965
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited here recently while on a business trip in Hangzhou. I really enjoyed the afternoon. The carvings in the rock mountain that lead you up to the temple are beautiful and I had never seen anything like them. Walking through the area and up to the top of the "mountain" - not too far - steps all the way... More 

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Shanghai, China
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

That's a place totally worse visiting! Stone carving are the best! Even on Saturday morning crowds didnt bother us much, this site is huge. Entrance ticket is 45 kuai per person. We paid 60 kuai to get there by taxi from Hangzhou East Railway Station. The Hall of Five Hundred Arhats - is truly something else, you need to pay... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The temple it self has been nicely restored. There are several buildings. The way to the Temple is surrounded by hills, small caves and sculptures carved on the rock. A 10 min walk from the man entrance. It is a peaceful place although with many visitors. The temple with the Wise Man is remarkable.

Thank Amparo S

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