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Lingyin Temple

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Lingyin Temple literally translated as ‘Temple of the Soul's Retreat’ is located northwest of West Lake in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. It is one of the largest and wealthiest Buddhist temples in China. Lingyin temple was founded in 326 AD by an Indian monk named Hui Li. Lingyin temple is a famous place, attracting a great number of Buddhist leaders and scholars. The temple is home to many holy figures of Buddha, Buddhist tools, stone towers, steles, calligraphies, paintings, and other historical cultural treasures.

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