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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 1 week ago

Our tour guide, Ms. Jane from Odynovo Tours took us through this site and, oh, how lovely this was! We went through the site, and actually got to see a Buddhist religious service; she also arranged for a private lunch at tea house with traditional...More

1  Thank dinorag225
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The temple incrusted in the mountains overlooking the West Lake is a magical place and I was so lucky to visit it on a day they had important ceremonies

Thank CaldeiradaSilva
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The complex has 3 sections. First is a food and shopping mall, then a few hundreds yards on is the start of dozens of ancient Buddhist carvings into the rocky hillside and caves. Keep going and you will see the Temple walls. It's worth paying...More

1  Thank mlsimon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this temple today and it’s really beautiful. The park where the temple is located is really big. You can see a lot in here. You pay less than 10 euros and then you can enter the park and the temple. Just a little disappointed...More

Thank joyceverwaayen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really fascinating to visit the temple. Many deities in the different temples which represent different roles in protecting and blessing human kind. We learned that there is a Buddhism college in the temple for higher studies. Around 300 monks reside there. Emperor Qianlong visited the...More

Thank annalZ2652MC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you stay near West Lake it is easy to take a tourist bus to the temple (only 2RMB). Beautiful Buddhist sculptures in a rustic landscape, then the large monestary and temple. You do get charged for both the scenic area and a separate charge...More

Thank Erin S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is probably the largest complex of temples I've seen in awhile. There is so much to see and explore, from the building with 500 statues and the main complex, you will get your money's worth. It was incredible but there can be alot to...More

1  Thank Gurbinder N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

didnt visit the temple but did see the buddhas and the outside. very beautiful and old and note some of the faces were cut off during the cultural revolution

Thank Janice W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

That’s what you get, people mountain people sea, as they say in China. Would be great sightseeing to visit, if there weren’t about a million other people as well. Just be prepared for that, and you’ll be alright, it’s worth seeing anyhow.

Thank unnakoo
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Great place to relax and enjoy the nice atmosphere especially in the evening during sun set time.WOW

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