Jìngcí Temple

sights / Religious

Jìngcí Temple information

Location
Hángzhōu , China
Prices
admission ¥10
Opening hours
6.30am-5pm
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The serene Chan (Zen) Jìngcí Temple was originally built in AD 954 and is now fully restored. The splendid first hall is home to the massive and foreboding Heavenly Kings and a magnificent red and gold case encapsulating Milefo (the future Buddha) and Weituo. The main hall – the Great Treasure Hall –contains a simply vast seated effigy of Sakyamuni. Hunt down the awesome 1000-arm Guanyin (千手观音) in the Guanyin Pavilion, with her huge fan of arms. The temple’s enormous bronze bell is struck 108 times for prosperity on the eve of the Lunar New Year. Vegetarian restaurant attached.