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Lingyin Temple

No.1 Fayun Alley, Lingyin Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310013, China
+86 571 8796 8665
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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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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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No.1 Fayun Alley, Lingyin Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310013, China
+86 571 8796 8665
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It was crowded, but what isn't in China. There's still plenty of space to move around to enjoy the Buddhist limestone carvings. It's amazing that they've lasted this long given the environmental conditions.

Thank jmgbar
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent about an hour wandering through the complex. Crowded but worthwhile, especially the carvings on side of hill.

Thank mcmusgro
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoy the monks chanting, the amazing architecture, the great vegetarian restaurant and tossing coins on the roof. Beautiful grounds and a nice energy.

Thank Caroline D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take a full day to see this. Even though it was low season when I visited it was very busy. It's not too far from the West Lake area so plenty of taxis around for your return journey. A fair bit of walking and steps...More

Thank Beverley D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is China s most biggest, oldest and impressive temple. Especially the Buddha s carved in the mountains are sooo very impressive. The only thing is that the whole visit is quite touristic. I would have preferred more silence and quietness when you walk around....More

Thank corstova
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This temple was very crowded, but covered enough land that it wasn't too hard to navigate the crowds. Our guide moved us from one building to the next and provided a lot of detail. The kids liked offering the incense, and tossing coins into the...More

Thank Dave R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is huge. I walked almost 3 hours but did not cover all of it. The ticket is 45 CNY and there are another fees to get inside the monastery. I love the rock craving Buddha inside the cave the most. In Autumn ,it must...More

Thank AomAmm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must visit if you happen to be in Hangzhou. Truly Majestic . Rich in culture and Heritage. The view across is breathtaking

Thank Kunal P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It is a big temple nothing very special! It’s like a 45 minute visit... ok if you are close by, it is very crowded

Thank Ferdelape
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I visited the temple with two French friends. It was a wonderful choice after visiting the West Lake. The Budhist culture is very important to the Chinese civilization. LIfe is so good ...

Thank David Z
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