Lingyin Temple is one of the best known Buddhist
monasteries in China. Built in 326AD at the foot of Lingyin Mountain,
the main hall is 34 meters (111ft) tall - incredibly high for a
1 story building. In the center of the hall there is a statue of
Sakyamuni Buddha, which was carved from 24 pieces of camphor wood.
The 2 stone pagodas in front of the hall were built in 960 during
the Song dynasty (960-1271).
With magnificent mountains and high trees around
the monastery, it is a beautifully scenic area with numerous cultural