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Lingyin Si, Hangzhou, China.

Lingyin Si,  loosely translated to Temple of the Soul’s Retreat or Temple of Inspired Seclusion is a popular attraction on the outskirts of Hangzhou.   It was originally built in 326AD but over the years has been destroyed and restored 16 times.   The location consists of a series of Buddha statues, carvings, pagodas and grottoes and is popular with Chinese tourists as well as international visitors.

Lingyin Si.

The author at Lingyin Si, China.

Buddha figure, Lingyin Si

Reclining Buddha, Lingyin Si

Buddha laughs at tourists