Lingyin Temple, Hangzhou, China

February 27, 2017 Paul Groves

Day 53 of 111. Lingyin Temple

Near the West Lake is the oldest intact Buddhist temple in China. There were four major temples, but three of them were destroyed in the Cultural Revolution. The massive size of the buildings and statues in these temples was impressive, but we were also lucky enough to be present for a ceremony inside the main temple. The monks, the chanting, the instruments and incense made that ceremony very memorable.

The large statues of Gods of Heaven were my favorite part. I did take the opportunity to light incense and make a wish (Safe Travels).