Hangzhou Travel Guide

Lingyin Temple

A great Buddhist temple well worth visiting and lingering in its midst. It's a living artifact of Buddhism in China and many Chinese come to pray and burn incense. The woods and surrounding rocks cover a large area and make you feel a sense of space in this spiritual setting.

Buddhas are carved into rocks in the hillside. The temple itself is huge and the halls inside it are beautifully painted and decorated. Outside fires of incense burn, sending their scent into the wind all around the temple. The smoke gives a mist to the foreground. Come to the temple, relax, take photos and linger.

Average time for this activity : 2 hrs

Opening hours : 7:00am until 5:20pm with last admission at 4:50pm

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