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Lingyin Temple

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 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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  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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No.1 Fayun Alley, Lingyin Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310013, China
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Reviewed 3 days ago

absolutely worth the visit - it is beautiful and full of history and offers the spiritual atmosphere expected

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The visit to the Lingyin Temple was really nice since it was one of the places that was recommended by our guide. It has a lot of cool statues inside. There is a minimal entrance fee.

Thank PushExplore
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lingyin Temple (灵隐寺) and Peak Flying from Afar: A 15-minute drive from the West Lake is another temple worth visiting during your stay in Hangzhou. The temple is located in the forest and underwent several renovations. Today it is considered one of the ten greatest...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Place is huge and is always packed with people so plenty of opportunity for street photography, & there are a lot of landscape to shoot as well.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can spend up to 2 hours in the park if you decide to explore all the grounds and temples there, including carvings on the walls. Do it either in the beginning of the day or after lunch as it gets quite hot around noon.

Thank nomadgirl365
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome historical temple. Very well maintain. Note that you need to pay a entrance fees (50 RMB /pax) to enter the areas and than pay another entrance fees (30 RMB / pax) to enter the Lunyin temple. But it is worth the fees.

Thank KENLIMSC
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Almost bough the ticket to the main temple but was told by the locals to instead visit the side temples. Side temple is only RMB 10 compare to the main which is RMB 45.

Thank Harplo
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An amazing temple complex with stone carvings on the outside area and the most ornate statues inside. A great monument to Buddhism and Ancient Chinese culture. Very busy with lots of tourists.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not particularly memorable except that I had to buy a ticket for entry into the park, but at the entrance to the temple itself, I was told the ticket would not afford me entry into the temple grounds. This even though I had stated at...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Came here today with my wife and we were really impressed by the old rock carvings. Very impressive. The temple is in a wonderful green surroundings and we really enjoyed ourselves. Wasn’t too overcrowded either! (We went on a Friday). We also enjoyed watching all...More

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