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Left the ship at 8am and returned at 7pm. What a wonderful day. Lee, our guide took us to Hangzhou - a beautiful town. The lake was pleasant, then we left for the hills. Ended up at Yongfu monastery. I think because this is quite...More
1 of 3 temples in the linyin/fei lai feng area. Linyin temple is of course the famous one, and has a seperate entrance fee. This one is free and less crowded
There are 4 seperate courtyards and sub-temples. At the highest point, a nice view...More
love the tea house. you can stay there for longer time, reading, watching scene with great LongJing tea. so nice place to keep your inner peace. there is one kind of flower in the garden, the smell is so good, when you walk in this...More
We intended to visit the lingyin temple and see if we had the time to venture up the hill to the other 2 temples. However after realizing the second entry fee to lingyin, the number of tourists packing into the lingyin and how beautiful the...More
Located in Hangzhou Lingying scenic area, it has beautiful environment. It has been more than 1600 years old seating on hill. Seeing green plants, listen to stream murmuring and lighting incense in such a peaceful place are very enjoyable things.
This monastery locates near Ling Ying Temple. Even though it is not as famous as Ling Ying Temple, it has its unique charm. Yongfu Monastery depends on hills, is different from Ling Ying Temple. Every hall of it is separated to each other. Not grand...More
We were planning to visit Lingyin Temple which is right by Yongfu Monastery. Didn't actually realize the monastery was there until we stumbled upon the sign for it, but we actually enjoyed the monastery even more than the temple. Less crowded and therefore more peaceful,...More
As well as Lingyin temple and another several temples in the area, Yongfu temple also originate from Jin Dynasty, which is 1700 years. Although the temple was ruined in the history for many times and the one we see today is quite new, it is...More
Forget about the big name temples for a minute, such as overcrowded Lingyin 灵隐寺 a few kilometers away. This place doesn't require a separate admission ticket, unlike Lingyin, and you can come visit after seeing the Fei Lai Feng Grottoes 飞来峰石窟 on the same single...More
Again, I love visiting any temples. Hangzhou is famous for its temple. Lingyin temple has a big name; however, Yongfu temple gives me a more peaceful and happier, less commercialized feeling. I went there twice during my three day stay. There are less tourists in...More