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Lingyin Temple
Lingyin Temple is one of the oldest and most famous Buddhist temples in China and a top attraction in Hangzhou. Situated at the foot of Lingyin Mountain and surrounded by forest, Lingyin Temple is known for its tranquil setting, spiritual atmosphere, and numerous pagodas, grottoes, and Buddhist relics.
 
The Basics
Lingyin Temple, aka the “Temple of the Soul’s Retreat,” was founded in AD 326 and has been rebuilt many times since then. First, pass through Feilai Feng, or Flying Peak, which has hundreds of Buddhist statues carved into the hillside, along the river, and inside caves and grottoes. Be sure to visit the main halls of the temple, including the Hall of the Heavenly Kings, the Grand Hall, and the Hall of the Buddha of Medicine.
 
Lingyin Temple can be visited independently, but many visitors appreciate the extra insight offered by a guided tour. Most day tours of Hangzhou, including those from Shanghai, include Lingyin Temple and other top attractions, such as West Lake and Leifeng Pagoda. Customize which attractions you visit with a private day tour.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • You must enter Flying Peak before you can access Lingyin Temple. Admission fees are required for both.
  • Wear comfortable shoes as there is a lot of ground to cover for both Linyin Temple and the Flying Peak area.
  • Flash photography is not allowed inside the temple.
  • There is a vegetarian restaurant inside the temple and a number of restaurants nearby.
 
How to Get There
Linyin Temple is located at No. 1 Fayun Lane, Lingyin Road in the Xihu District of Hangzhou. From Hangzhou Airport, take the shuttle bus (departs every 30–40 minutes) to Hangzhou Railway Station. From there, take bus nos. Y2 or K7, and get off at the Lingyin stop. Taxis are the most direct way of getting to the temple.
 
When to Get There
Lingyin Temple is extremely popular, especially during weekends and public holidays, and can see thousands of visitors a day when busy. Visit early in the morning to beat the crowds and the heat.
 
Lingyin Temple Highlights
Find the Maitreya (Future) Buddha, manifested as the Laughing Buddha, and the Skanda Bodhisattva, the temple’s oldest statue at more than 800 years old, in the Hall of the Heavenly Kings. The ornate ceiling has paintings of dragons and phoenixes. Gaze at the giant gold-plated statue of Shakyamuni on a lotus flower in the Grand Hall. It's one of the largest wood-carved Buddhist statues in the world at more than 80 feet (24.4 meters) tall.
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Hangzhou Day Tour of West Lake, Lingyin Temple, Tea Village & Hefang Street

Hangzhou Day Tour of West Lake, Lingyin Temple, Tea Village & Hefang Street

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Set out on a scenic drive around Hangzhou’s UNESCO-listed landscapes on this private full-day sightseeing tour and enjoy a fully-customizable itinerary. Cruise around the mist-shrouded West Lake, one of China’s most memorable natural wonders, and stroll around the Flower Harbor Park. Visit the famous Lingyin Temple, sample traditional tea at the Meijiawu Tea Village and stop for lunch in a local family home (own expense).
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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US$153.38
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Hangzhou City Tour: West Lake Cruise and Lingyin Temple

Hangzhou City Tour: West Lake Cruise and Lingyin Temple

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Enjoy a full-day tour with an experienced guide to explore the highlights of Hangzhou. Visit Lingyin Temple, one of the most renowned Buddhist temples in China, and see intricate Buddhist carvings in numerous grottoes. Then head to Dragon Well Tea Plantation where you drink tea in a shaded pavilion with spectacular views. Finally, take a scenic cruise on West Lake, a UNESCO World Heritage site, then stop at Red Carp Pond. Enjoy great photo ops on a tour that includes transportation by climate-controlled coach with hotel pickup and drop-off, and lunch included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$61.99
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Flexible Hangzhou Private Tour from Shanghai by Bullet Train

Flexible Hangzhou Private Tour from Shanghai by Bullet Train

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You can choose the attractions you visit and the places you see on this private full-day tour of Hangzhou. Work with your guide to customize your itinerary, and see famous spots, such as Meijiawu Tea Village, Leifeng Pagoda, Yuewang Temple, Liuhe Pagoda, and Longjing Village. Go on a boat ride on West Lake, see Chinese monks at Lingyin Temple, or even taste snakes on Hefang Street. This tour includes round-trip bullet-train tickets.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$276.00
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Hangzhou Lingyin Temple Tour

Hangzhou Lingyin Temple Tour

You will be taken by a professional guide to wander around the Buddha park and the 1600-year-old temple. The vivid and detailed explanation will help you to better understand the Buddhas and Buddhism in China.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$28.15
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 Hangzhou Private Day Tour of West Lake, Lingyin Temple and Tea Village

Hangzhou Private Day Tour of West Lake, Lingyin Temple and Tea Village

Set out on a scenic drive around Hangzhou’s UNESCO-listed landscapes on this private full-day sightseeing tour and enjoy a fully-customizable itinerary. Cruise around the mist-shrouded West Lake, one of China’s most memorable natural wonders, and stroll around the Flower Harbor Park. Visit the famous Lingyin Temple, sample traditional tea at the Meijiawu Tea Village and stop for lunch in a local family home.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$198.76
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Half-Day Hangzhou Private Tour with West Lake Cruise and Lingyin Temple

Half-Day Hangzhou Private Tour with West Lake Cruise and Lingyin Temple

Maximize your Hangzhou visit by taking this fully guided half day tour to visit the UNSECO site at West Lake and famed Lingyin Buddhist Temple, admire the impressive stone grottos at Feilai Peak and the other complex in the mountain area. Enjoy a relaxing boat cruise along the tranquil lake and take in the fantastic view of the area. Flexible departure time based on your own travel schedule. Great guide, private door to door transfer, entrance fees, lunch or dinner are all included.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$153.60
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Hangzhou Private Day Trip to West Lake, Lingyin Temple and Meijiawu Tea Village

Hangzhou Private Day Trip to West Lake, Lingyin Temple and Meijiawu Tea Village

Visit city highlights of Hangzhou in one day Cruise on West Lake and enjoy the fabulous view of Three Pools Mirroring the Moon. Learn the interesting tea processing at Dragon Well Tea Village. Treat yourself with the fresh tranquil air at Lingyin Temple
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$119.00
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Half-Day Hangzhou Private Tour with Green Tea Village and Lingyin Temple

Half-Day Hangzhou Private Tour with Green Tea Village and Lingyin Temple

Maximize your Hangzhou visit by taking this fully guided half day tour to visit the famed Lingyin Buddhist Temple, admire the impressive stone grottos at Feilai Peak and the other complex in the mountain area. Visit the picturesque Dragon well green tea village and enjoy fun walk around the tea plantation. Flexible departure time based on your own travel schedule. Great guide, private door to door transfer, entrance fees, lunch or dinner are all included.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$112.50
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Private Hangzhou Day Tour to West Lake, Lingyin Temple, Tea Village, Old Pagoda

Private Hangzhou Day Tour to West Lake, Lingyin Temple, Tea Village, Old Pagoda

Spend one day explore Hangzhou's top attractions like Lingyin Temple, Meijiawu Tea Village, Six Harmonies Pagoda and have a leisure boat trip on the famous West Lake. Learn more about Hangzhou’s history and tea culture from your informative guide. Take it easy with door-to-door round-trip transfers.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$133.00
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Hangzhou Private Day Tour with West Lake, Tea Village, Lingyin Temple and More

Hangzhou Private Day Tour with West Lake, Tea Village, Lingyin Temple and More

Enjoy a fully guided private tour to discover the “ Paradise City” Hangzhou. Tick off the city’s amazing sites include the UNSECO listed West Lake, Famed Dragon Well Tea Village, Historic Lingyin Buddhist Temple. Stroll along the ancient Hefang Pedestrian street, with flexible itinerary that catering to your preferences. Travel around under the expert guidance of your knowledgeable guide and have good insight into local culture, history, custom and life.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$170.00
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A Visit To Zen Buddhist Temple & A Taste Of Chinese Tea

A Visit To Zen Buddhist Temple & A Taste Of Chinese Tea

it is not only a traditional culture tour about buddhism but also a experiencing tour for chinese tea and food. you will have meals in the recommended local restaurant.
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  • 5 to 8 hours
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US$211.93
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Private Tour of Hangzhou West Lake with a Local

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We provide English guides and drivers,we could help our tourists get tickets at lower price, design suitable plans for different visit purposes.All of us are friendly and professional.And we have cooperated many times.Our principle is "Guests and service first",we serve guests with heart and soul,which means carefully,sincerely an patiently.We are professional guides with working experiences of more than 3 years,we are young and energetic!
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  • 4 to 9 hours
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Private Hangzhou Day Tour to cruise in West Lake, Tea Plantation & Hefang street

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Travel to the historical city of Hangzhou and enjoy a cruise tour on West Lake. Stroll on the Su Causeway and visit Yuefei Temple, admiring the surrounding mist-cloaked hillsides, pavilions, and willows. After lunch, continue along the path to visit the scenic spots around the west lake, LingYin Temple, Klippe Ling Yin, Meijiawu Tea Plantation, a traditional tea farming village nestled in emerald slopes. And last but not least, visit one of the original Chinese medicine shops at Hefang Street. Entrance fees, lunch, and private transport with hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Hangzhou day tour featuring the West Lake, Hefang street and the West Lake Show

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As one of the most beautiful cities in China, Hangzhou is a historical city with lots of must-see attractions. With the assistance of our knowledgeable guide, we will visit around the West Lake, walk into Meijiawu Tea Plantation, experience tea cluture, visit one of the oldest Chinese medicine shop at Hefang Street and enjoy a large-scale performance at night. The itinerary includes the West Lake, Su Causeway, Viewing Fish at Flower Pond, Winery Yard and Lotus Pool in Summer, LingYin Temple, Peak Flown From Afar(Fei Lai Feng), Meijiawu Tea Plantation, Hefang Street and Impression West Lake Show. 1. Comprehensive sightseeing tour of Hangzhou. 2. Enjoy the surrounding mist-cloaked hillsides, pavilions and willows. 3. Hear about the process of making new tea. 4. Enjoy Impression West Lake Show. 5. Hotel pick-up and drop-off service. 6. Lunch at local restaurant.
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  • 10 hours
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Hangzhou Tea Cultural Immersion and West Lake Tour

Hangzhou Tea Cultural Immersion and West Lake Tour

The tour designed to the visitors who want to see scenic heaven-like Hangzhou and experience local tea culture within a day. Highlights • Visit popular attractions including West Lake and Lingyin Temple • Take a boat to see the scenery of the ¥1 bill • Tea culture experience in a local tea farmer’s plantation
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$181.00
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Classic Hangzhou Two-Day Tour Plus Tea Plantation Exploration

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Hangzhou was an epicenter of trade, culture, and also the location where the biggest man-made waterway, the Grand Canal, turns north towards Beijing. Marco Polo described the metropolis as being “the most magnificent and dignified city in the world”. Indulge yourself in picturesque West Lake, one of China’s most memorable natural wonders and. Take a stroll along the Su Causeway filled with peach blossoms, willows trees, plum blossoms and beautiful flowers. Admire the legendary Buddhist culture at Feilai Peak and the Leifeng Pagoda. The best highlights is to learn about the history and culture of Chinese tea and appreciate the whole process of the Chinese Tea Ceremony in Meijiawu Tea Plantation.
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  • 2 days
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US$256.00
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2 Days 1 Night Classic Tour to Catch the Highlights in Hangzhou

2 Days 1 Night Classic Tour to Catch the Highlights in Hangzhou

Visit the top famed historical highlights in Hangzhou. Indulge yourself in picturesque West Lake, one of China’s most memorable natural wonders and. Take a stroll along the Su Causeway filled with peach blossoms, willows trees, plum blossoms and beautiful flowers. Admire the legendary Buddhist culture at Feilai Peak and the Leifeng Pagoda. During the trip, you will have ample time to stroll on the brick road of Wuzhen Water Town which has the reputation of “the last pillow in China”., taste the authentic food on the street, watch the neon and noisy exchanges in this picturesque place which will take you back to the ancient times.
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  • 2 days
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US$418.00
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Day Tour of Picturesque Hangzhou

Day Tour of Picturesque Hangzhou

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Tour the scenic cultural highlights of Hangzhou on a full-day coach tour, including hotel pickup and drop-off. Take a boat ride on West Lake and visit Lingyin Temple, a Meijiawu tea plantation, and the Six Harmonies Pagoda (Liuhe Pagoda). Learn about Chinese history and architecture while you explore each landmark.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$77.23
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The West Lake in Hangzhou, has been exploring the south in an ancient style.

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  • 2 days
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Essential Hangzhou City Sightseeing Private Day Tour

Essential Hangzhou City Sightseeing Private Day Tour

Spend full with a local expert tour guide to discover the essence of Hangzhou. Take a boat to view the fascinating scenery at renowned West Lake, visit the Red Carp Pond in the south of the Flower Harbor Park, explore the splendid Lingyin Temple (Temple of Soul's Retreat), enjoy delicious local food and taste Dragon Well Tea. Private transportation by air-conditioned vehicle, English-speaking tour guide, entrance ticket fees and local lunch are all inclusive.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$228.00
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Private Botique Tour: Essential Hangzhou Sightseeing with Hotel or Railway Station Transfer

Private Botique Tour: Essential Hangzhou Sightseeing with Hotel or Railway Station Transfer

Enjoy a full-day private sightseeing with professional local tour guide, discover the essence of Hangzhou. You will take a boat to view the fascinating scenery at renowned West Lake, visit the Red Carp Pond in the south of the Flower Harbor Park, explore the splendid Lingyin Temple (Temple of Soul's Retreat), enjoy delicious local food and taste Dragon Well Tea.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$206.63
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Flexible Hangzhou Private Day Tour with Lunch

Flexible Hangzhou Private Day Tour with Lunch

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Spend the day discovering the highlights of Hangzhou on this flexible, private tour. Pick a departure time that suits you best, and set off directly from your hotel. You can explore the UNESCO-listed West Lake, enjoy a delectable farm lunch at the Longjing Tea Plantation, tour the ancient Lingyin Buddist Temple complex, stroll though vibrant Hefang Street, and more (admission at the sights own expense).
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$169.54
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All-inclusive Customized Hangzhou Private Day Tour

All-inclusive Customized Hangzhou Private Day Tour

Explore the beautiful Paradise City Hangzhou on a fully customized sightseeing day tour while you are in town. Accompanied by your personal guide, stroll around Flower Harbor Park and take a relaxing boat on the West Lake. Visit the famous Lingyin Temple; see the traditional Meijiawu Dragon Well tea plantation, and wonder along the old Hefang Street. Local lunch, tea tasting, entrance fees of Lingyin Temple and Leifeng Pagoda, boat ride experience at West Lake, private guide and private vehicle service are all inclusive. If you wish to swap some different attractions, please feel free to discuss with your friendly guide on the travel day.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$216.16
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US$216.16
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Half-Day Flexible Private Hangzhou Highlight Tour

Half-Day Flexible Private Hangzhou Highlight Tour

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Don't waste time visiting places you're not interested in: on this customizable tour you can choose a few sights and attractions in Hangzhou that interest you most, and visit them with a guide. Learn about Chinese culture and history by checking out places that appeal to you. These might include West Lake, Lingyin Temple, the National Tea Museum, or many other interesting places.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$114.44
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US$114.44
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