The serene yet monastically active Chan (Zen) Jìngcí Temple was originally built in AD 954 and is now fully restored. The splendid first...
Jingci Zen Monastery
East of the Su Causeway along the shore of West Lake, set against the hillside across the road from the Leifeng Pagoda, is the peaceful...
China Silk Museum
This fascinating museum has excellent displays of silk samples, silk making techniques, a room of looms with workers, a textile...
Mingtown Youth Hostel
The hostel's lovely bar area is one of the most chilled-out spots in town, with comfy sofas, sensuous music, great atmosphere and a roof...
Nanshan Lu; 南山路 · interesting places nearby
Léifēng Pagoda information
Topped with a golden spire, the eye-catching Léifēng Pagoda can be climbed for fine views of the lake. The original pagoda, built in AD 977, collapsed in 1924. During renovations in 2001, Buddhist scriptures written on silk were discovered in the foundations, along with other treasures.