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Peak Flown From Afar

Introducing Peak Flown From Afar
Hangzhou Peak Flown From Afar is 168m above sea level. Because of the erosion caused by groundwater for extremely long time, many marvelous caves were formed in the mountain., Stands next to Lingyin Temple, Peak Flown From Afar is a must-see in Hangzhou.

Peak Flown From Afar Fast Facts
• Chinese Name: Feilaifeng 飞来峰
• Best Time to Visit: March to November
• Recommended Visiting Hours: About 2 to 3 hours
• Things to Do: Photography, Buddhism, Hiking
• Opening Hours: 07:30-17:30
• Entrance Fee: ¥45 for Peak Flown From Afar; Extra ¥30 for Lingyin Temple
• Address: No. 1, Fayun Lane, Lingyin Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province

What to expect at Peak Flown From Afar

According to ancient documentations, there used to be 72 caves, but due to the natural changes in geological structures, most of them have disappeared. The notable existing one is the Shexu Cave (the Gleam of the Sky). If looking at the roof of the cave at proper time of the day, you will see a beam of bright sunlight shining into.

In addition, there are 300 exquisite Buddha statues in the grottoes located at the cliff below the summit, which faces the Lingyin Temple. Most of them were carved during the Song and Yuan Dynasties (960-1368). The statue of the smiling Maitreya Buddha in China is the best-preserved one of its kind, and embodies the mastery of carving in the Song Dynasty (960-1279).

Apart from the magnificent caves and grottoes, the Peak Flown From Afar has a variety of odd stone figures, such as dragon, elephant and tiger shapes, which were naturally built. Thus the place is like an extraordinary zoo of stone carved animals. Ancient trees are seen all around the Peak Flown From Afar, too.

The well known Chinese poet Su Dongpo once said that One loves the scenery of the Peak Flown From Afar of the Lingyin Temple best, though beautiful landscape is everywhere. A lot of treasures are waiting for you to explore and discover, and you will have a happy trip here. The Peak Flown From Afar has become one of the most frequently visited attractions in Hangzhou. The Peak Flown From Afar is welcomed by tourists and Buddhist followers at home and abroad.

How to get to Peak Flown From Afar
• Take Bus K7, Tourist Line 1/Y1; Tourist Line 2/Y2, 807 or 837 and get off at Lingyin (Feilaifeng) Station.
• Take Bus No. 103, 121or 324 and get off Lingyin Dong Station.

Additional travel advice on Peak Flown From Afar
• Please wear comfortable hiking shoes.
• Please watch your steps while hiking.

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