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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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  • The park is pleasant and relaxing to walk thru. The top(3rd) temple ground/s was pleasant and top it off with a nice cup of green tea and great weather. Would have been bliss if not for the raucous gr...  more »
  • During our stay here in Hang Zhou, we had a short tour to the LingYin Temple. We liked this place as it was a beautiful place to visit. 
  • 除了景區的門票,進靈隱寺還要再買票,這是多缺錢?服務設施也沒見有多好!景區里自然環境還不錯,就是看不慣收兩次門票,小農思維