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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 yesterday

for me is noting much there, just temple + temple.. better have tour or private car to the place, if not hard to get taxi.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Tan T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an impressive place to visit and learn about the local culture. Good view over the area from the last temple

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank worldtravel2004
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This temple was pretty large and interesting. The only thing is to enter it you have to pay to get into Fei Lai Feng scenic area and then again to get into the temple, so definitely combine it with a visit to the stone carvings...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank cozzah99
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Cultural Revolution was destructive to Chine beyond what we heard in the west. And this site was targeted by the Red Guard. Chou En-Lai closed the pagoda to save it. Chow is one of the most controversial figures in modern China. However, he was...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Martysfo
Reviewed 9 September 2019

Wonderful stay! They are also so good with kids and have always made us feel super welcome! Everyone was so helpful. This is the best hotel in town. Located very close to the major attractions. The view from the top floor is really amazing. The...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 19 August 2019 via mobile

A historic structure that is well maintained in which the locals are proud to show off. Spend the time to explore and enjoy its surroundings.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Mike C
Reviewed 14 August 2019 via mobile

Amazing statues of all mediums of Buddha. The gardens, caves and temples are very impressive. There are MANY people in August! I think a shoulder season would be a calmer experience, but was still much enjoyed by my husband and me.

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Cindy I
Reviewed 27 July 2019

This was my first visit to a Buddhist temple and I was not disappointed! The entire complex is so incredibly beautiful. It's almost hard to believe that you are in Hangzhou, as it feels like you are hundreds of miles away in the serene mountain...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank rkmay0
Reviewed 25 July 2019

so serene and beautiful. If you need peace from hush best place to come and meditate. Though made it commercial but place still have not lost its charm.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Z193
Reviewed 22 July 2019 via mobile

This place is an ancient Buddhist temple. This place has got lovely anciet sculptures and carvings. It has got a cave temple also. There is a small museum inside the temple. The temple has got three parts and each part has got beautiful temple structures...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from carolinetcw | Reviewed this property |
I booked private coach so transport was easier. Difficult to call a cab if don't have local bank account tied to Apps. Can rely on flagging taxi on the street but depends on luck.
15 November 2015|
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