Trip Planner Asia  /  China  /  Zhejiang  /  Hangzhou  /  Historic Sites  /  Lingyin Temple

Lingyin Temple, Hangzhou

Categories: Historic Sites, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.4/5 based on 950+ reviews on the web
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.
Create a full itinerary - for free!
going to
read all reviews »
  • Beautiful temple, which consists of 2 areas, rock with carved buddha ' s and the Temple in use by monks who training.
    show original
  • Really enjoyed this as part of a one day tour of Hangzhou. Could have spent much longer here and although I was there during the National week holidays it was not overly crowded. 
  • We went at possibly the busiest time of the year, national day holiday. Our mistake, however the scenery is spectacular and there is a lot to see and do, we walked up along all the longjin tea shops a...  read more »
Nearby Attractions
Visit for 8​h
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 2​h
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 8​h
Visit for 2​h 30​m