Fodor's Expert Review Lingu Temple and Pagoda

Nanjing Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Close to the Sun Yat-sen Memorial, this temple commemorates Xuan Zang, the roving monk who brought Buddhist scriptures back to China from India. Seek out the Beamless Hall, a magnificent 14th-century structure built entirely from bricks without wood or nail to help bear its roof. Today it has been given over to propagandistic Republic-era displays. Farther up the hill is an impressive nine-story granite pagoda built in 1929 as a memorial to fallen revolutionaries. Vendors sell balloons to toss from the upper balcony.

Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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Lingusi Lu
Nanjing, Jiangsu  210029, China

025-8444–6443

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Y80 (includes Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum)

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