Jingci Temple, Hangzhou

Jingci Temple, Hangzhou

Jingci Temple is located at the foot of Huiri Peak of Nanping Hill. It is the second prominent Buddhist temple around West Lake. Together with Lingyin Temple, it is called the jewel of the southern and northern hills. The temple was claimed as a national key Buddhist temple in Han's area by state council in 1983.

Jingci Temple was initially called "Huiri Yongming Temple". It was first built in AD 954 by Qian Hongji of Wuyue Dynastry for a famous monk Yongming Yanshou. In South Song Dynasty, its name was changed to Jingci Temple, and the 500 Luohan Hall was built. The temple was destroyed and rebuilt several times in the history. The majority of present temple was built in 1980's. Specially, there is a newly forged copper bell, weighing over 100 Kilograms. On it carved The Lotus Sutra, with 68,000 characters. It hosts one of Ten Scenes of West Lake, "Evening Bell Ringing at the Nanping Hill".
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Sight Name: Jingci Temple
Sight Location: Hangzhou, China (See walking tours in Hangzhou)
Sight Type: Religious
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