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Lingyin Temple, Hangzhou

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Home to a vast array of pagodas, shrines, and statues, Lingyin Temple ranks as one of the most ornate and revered places of worship in Chinese Buddhism. Originally built in the early fourth century CE, the temple in the centuries since has undergone destruction and rebirth more than 15 times over. You'll find the entire complex awash with golden figures and lavish decorations, such as the gigantic Buddha statue that takes center stage in the main hall. Head to the "Hall of the Four Heavenly Kings" to marvel at the eponymous statues looming inside. Don't miss seeing the outdoor stone pagoda said to house the ashes of Huili, the Indian monk who founded the temple. Plan to visit Lingyin Temple during your Hangzhou vacation using our convenient Hangzhou vacation planner.
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  • This is a very beautiful & highly spiritual place to visit. It has a great energy in the place.The are is in the heart of Hangzhou  more »
  • 要進入靈隱寺前,先要經過飛來峰景區,首先得購買一張入門票-45元! 要進入靈隱寺,還要購置一張門票,叫花香券-30元,鼓勵民眾燒文明香,說是要將三柱清香交給廟裡的師父幫忙焚燒~~ 假日去,萬頭鑽動,香客如織,香火鼎盛~~~  more »
  • Found this to be a nice casual walk. There are a few different temples which hold impressive sculptures and art. Not sure of the name but one had numerous life size figures in bronze.  more »