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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. A visit to Lingyin Temple represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Hangzhou travel site to plot your vacation.
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  • Place is huge and is always packed with people so plenty of opportunity for street photography, & there are a lot of landscape to shoot as well.  more »
  • Very nice trip between nature, caves and temples. Beautiful statues in the rock! Very nice
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  • You can spend up to 2 hours in the park if you decide to explore all the grounds and temples there, including carvings on the walls. Do it either in the beginning of the day or after lunch as it gets ...  more »
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