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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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  • I went by bus and got lost around 3 times heading to the temple but that was my mistake. You need to pay 45 rmb to get into the temple and still some additional fees to get into the temple itself not ...  more »
  • Living in Asia for many years took me to a peregrinations for so many temples that I can not count and I have to say that this one amazed me. Just mentioning that the Big Buddha statue is 24 meters ta...  more »
  • 氣勢磅薄、古意盎然的一個寺廟、飛來峰的元代漢式佛雕像古璞莊嚴⋯⋯。 寺廟中的佛像氣勢宏偉、肅穆莊嚴、值得一去再去的名山古剎⋯⋯。