The temple is without doubt a premier showpiece in the West Lake environs and is notable also as one of the ten most famous Buddhist temples of China. In 1961 the temple was listed for protection as a key provincial historical and cultural site and is considered a leading centre for research relative to Chinese Buddhist culture. 35RMB at the gate, 30RMB for the temple.
Take bus 7, 807, Tourism Bus No. 1, 2. Get off at Lingyin Temple station 灵隐寺