About Lingyin Temple

Lingyin Temple ancient and monumental place for worship is one of the largest and wealthiest temples in China that contains numerous pagodas and Buddhist grottoes. The temple is surrounded by majestic peaks and sky-reaching ancient trees. An area of historic and cultural interest as well as natural scenery with woods, flowers, springs, etc. it draws in the crowds and several tour groups which might be at times slightly annoying as they are loud and cause some disturbances. Criticised as a highly commercial temple, the area does attract a lot of attention and one trip to the temple to view the magnificent artefacts is definitely worth the trip there. 

Must See

  • Temple and statues.
  • Pagodas and Buddhist grottoes.
  • A statue of Sakyamuni.
  • Laughing Buddha covered in gold.

How to reach

Take special tourist buses at Hangzhou Railway Train Station, for example, 1 (Y1), 2 (Y2), 7/K7, Y13, or K807/K837 then, get off the bus at the station called Lingyin.


  • Beware from the vendors that advise buying tickets from them, better do not purchase because the separate fee for the temple includes 3 sticks of incense with each ticket and no outside incense can be brought into the temple.
  • Visit the North High Peak which is approximately 1000 steps to climb a person is well greeted by a wreath and a must visit to view the tea plantations and the west lake.
  • Credit cards are not accepted.
  • Strollers can be carried for younger kids.
  • Photography is allowed.
  • Children must be accompanied at all times.
  • Wheelchair accessibility is not available.
  • Discover the smaller temples around, they are beautiful gems just waiting to be discovered.

Visit Time

Sunday       7:00 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.

Monday       7:00 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.

Tuesday      7:00 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.

Wednesday 7:00 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.

Thursday     7:00 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.

Friday          7:00 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.

Saturday      7:00 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.

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Time you can spend

2 to 3 hours


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