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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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  • 沒想過杭州的靈隱寺會咁大!除了靈隱寺還包括其他寺廟,分別在不同的山上,要去晒需要差不多一整日。沿途風景不錯,與其說靈隱寺是寺廟,倒不如說是行山好去處。 
  • Very interesting tourist destination, it's beautiful and meaningful especially if you're Buddhism. Thousand of buddism artifact in the Temple from bronze to stone and of course wooden. 
  • A historical and famous Buddhism temples, a lot of great hall inside, but tourist need pay twice to get into the temple, one ticket for the park and another ticket for the temple inside the park.