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Jingci Temple, Hangzhou

#11 of 36 in Historic Sites in Hangzhou
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Jingci Temple (simplified Chinese: 净慈寺; traditional Chinese: 淨慈寺; pinyin: Jìngcí Sì) is located at the foot of Huiri Peak of Nanping Hill. It is the second prominent Buddhist temple beside West Lake in Hangzhou, China. Together with Lingyin Temple, it is called the jewel of the southern and northern hills. The temple was claimed as a key national Buddhist temple in Han areas by the State Council in 1983.
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  • Very peaceful and right by Leifang pagoda so probably worth a visit if you're there. It's got a good view of the pagoda. However most of the buildings actually seem to have been rebuilt fairly...  more »
  • Beautiful, clean and quiet temple. For entrance, It costs you RMB 10/person. They have Chi Kung big statue inside, which is very special because not many temples have his statue. I was mesmerized too....  more »
  • You know how people always say don't take the elevator up the Efifel Tower because you'll miss the most iconic tower? This is the same logic, skip Leifeng Pagoda, instead head for Jingci Temple. You get a pretty good view of the Pagoda. Oh and did I mention that the tickets are like a tenth of Leifeng Pagoda?
  • This area is so expansive and beautiful it is worth a 20 miles hike around this ancient temple
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