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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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  • Actually the most beautiful part of the temple is the rocky hill, sculptures and beautiful clear water streams before you enter the temple. The carvings and statues in the temple are very...  more »
  • we visited here in october 2019 and found the scenery to be very nice. Being on a mountainside you should expect to be climbing quite a few stairs, but they are not that steep. The temple is in a...  more »
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