We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lingyin Temple

No.1 Fayun Alley, Lingyin Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310013, China
+86 571 8796 8665
Website
Share
Save
Book In Advance
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Built in 326 A.D. at the foot of Lingyin Mountain, this temple features a main hall extending 33.5 meters in height, a statue of Sakyamuni carved out of 24 pieces of camphor wood and a laughing Buddha covered in gold.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“rock carvings” (22 reviews)
“main hall” (9 reviews)
“cable car” (13 reviews)
LOCATION
No.1 Fayun Alley, Lingyin Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310013, China
CONTACT
Website
+86 571 8796 8665
Ways to Experience Lingyin Temple
US$59 per adult
More Info
US$84 per adult
More Info
US$54 per adult
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (1,285)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"rock carvings"
in 22 reviews
"main hall"
in 9 reviews
"cable car"
in 13 reviews
"laughing buddha"
in 12 reviews
"cultural revolution"
in 9 reviews
"fei lai feng"
in 16 reviews
"awe inspiring"
in 6 reviews
"west lake"
in 49 reviews
"from afar"
in 7 reviews
"walk up"
in 6 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 14 reviews
"peaceful place"
in 6 reviews
"must visit place"
in 6 reviews
"the main attraction"
in 6 reviews
"chinese culture"
in 7 reviews
"walk around"
in 6 reviews
"caves"
in 41 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 576 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After two years in Hangzhou my wife and I finally went to see one of the best sites. I don't know why we waited, we know it is one of the must see destinations. The carvings outside of the temple are wonderful and mountainside and...More

Thank Clint H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Outside the very center of Hangzhou, this ancien temple gives you a taste of ancient China. In Linying you can see a thousand years old carvings as well hike the sourrunding hills and visit all the small temples scattered all around. Amazing

Thank Martina L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the support of local guide Joey during our visit to Hangzhou the Lingyin Complex as part of our Travel China Guide tour. He navigated us through the sculpture decorated cliffs during walk up the river valley & then the large but special Temple...More

Thank Pam Q
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This temple is located in Lingyin, a densely wooded hill that offer, in addition to this very famous Buddhism site, hiking trails, ancient trees, and historic architecture. Lingyin is definitely worth the visit, even if you do not wish to enter the temple that bears...More

Thank Sara S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Artworks inside are really valuable and prescious for the world human heritage. However, this site still applies a nonsense discrimination between Chinese old people and those from other countries when it comes to discounts. In other cultural sites, they don't. This said, 6 years ago...More

Thank Alfredo M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A temple with long history and a massive compound. Well maintained and popular with both locals and tourists. The mountain area has 3 temples and a nice stone craving cave area. RMB 75 to visit the mountain area and RMB 30 to visit the temple...More

Thank WaiMingLoke
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is definitely not too commercial compared with most of other famous temples in China. Avoid holiday season if you can. Hire a guild if you can. The stories worths equally with the views. Try to visit before 10am (those the time the travel agency...More

Thank Travelling_Pig
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 June 2018

This place is very amazing, take at least 2 hours to visit everything. I visited all the temples and the gardens also. You can also find there a vegetarian restaurant, but I've been there twice and didn't have the chance to have lunch there cause...More

Thank Cynthia V
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

Well worth visit. But, due to its scenic beauty this place draws big crowds. If at all possible visit on a week day or very early or climb the hills to see some sights with fewer people around

Thank pierrebD4471FP
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 May 2018

absolutely worth the visit - it is beautiful and full of history and offers the spiritual atmosphere expected

Thank _123elsabe
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 2,592 hotels in Hangzhou
Four Seasons Hangzhou at West Lake
575 reviews
.17 km away
Hangzhou Jinxi Hotel
116 reviews
.41 km away
Lotus Glade Hotel 52 Villa
39 reviews
.48 km away
Huabei Hotel
16 reviews
.53 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Jin Sha (Four Seasons Hotel Hangzhou at West Lake)
171 reviews
.15 km away
WL Bistro (Four Seasons Hotel Hangzhou at West Lake)
34 reviews
.17 km away
Pur Restaurant
15 reviews
.76 km away
Amigo Restaurant & Bar
48 reviews
.65 km away
Nearby Attractions
Gu Shan (Solitary Hill)
443 reviews
1.34 km away
Su Causeway
270 reviews
.71 km away
Hangzhou Botanical Garden
136 reviews
.43 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
KimVee
15 November 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Will Z | Reviewed this property |
You can't edit any post. You have to delete it and then post a new, edited one. Click the the tab of Help Center and the question of how to write a review to find more details.
0
Votes