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1-3 Along Pak Tai
4-6 Around So Tai
7 Island
8 Lake Side Park

A Yellow Dragon cave
B Botanic Garden
C Jade Fountain
D Ling Yin Jit (Temple)
E Tiger Spring
F Ching Chi Jit (Temple)
G Pagoda - Six Harmonies 

R- Railway Station

C.T.J.-Chin Tong Jiang (River)







Places of Interest 

(A) Yellow Dragon cave



(B) Botanic Garden



(C) Jade Fountain


A square shaped well with continuously flowing spring water.



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(D) Ling Yin Jit (Temple)

In the Tsun Dynasty (AD 326), an Indian Monk, Wai Lei , inspired by the spiritual environment, built the famous Ling Yin Jit. The temple experienced several fires and, although undergoing several restorations, the current buildings still retain some features from the late Ching Dynasty (AD 1900).

Features

(1) The Hall of Heavenly Gods.

(2) The Happy Buddha (Maitreya Bodhisttva) with a big belly (representing great broad-mindedness) and wearing a sweet smile on his face (representing greeting people with a smile and treating others with generosity) is sitting at the center of the hall.

(3) Wai To Po Sai is sitting behind, together with,

(4) Four Heavenly Guards, two on each side, representing the Protectors for practitioners of Buddhism.

(5) The 19.6-meter high camphor wood Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama) (see picture below) is situated in the Great hall.

(6) A historical monk, Chi-gong Fa , was ordinated in here while he was 18 during Southern Song Dynasty 1127 - 1179 A.D., the famous "Flying peak from afar" are some of the highlights that one should not miss.


By Bus:- No. 7 or 507 from Railway Station or 505 from the zoo


Ling Yin Ji



(E) Tiger Spring

A Monk Chin Hon discovered this site during Tang dynasty (806-820) but without drinking water. One day, he dreamt of two tigers showing him the source of water, which he then located the next morning, thus he named it, "Tiger Run" (Tiger Spring).


Front door



Spring Water with Dragon-well tea

A coin can be easily floated on a full bowl of spring water due to the water's surface tension, one can even drop several coins into the water without spilling a drop.

Order the renowned local Dragon-well tea brewed with the famous spring water from The Tea House in order to appreciate the fineness of the tea's quality and its natural sweetness, one must try it to believe it. Be sure to request "a coin demonstration", as it is one of the highlights in this place.


Chi-gong Fa (Southern Song Dynasty 1127 - 1179 A.D.)

The memorial hall of Chi-gong Fa is located behind the Tearoom, where he was staying before he went to heaven. A three-faced red statue of Chi-gong Fa sits magnificently in the middle of the room, holding a fan in one hand and a gourd in the other. If one views the statue from one side, it looks smiling, sad on the other and totally different when viewed from the front. Interesting life stories of Chi-gong Fa are displayed around the hall, which should not be missed, without mentioning his only portrait drawn by Master Monk Chok-sim , which is still hanging in here.

Chi-gong Fa was a friend to rich and poor and most of the high officials in court, using his magical power to help people and guide them to the right path. He was ordinated in Ling Yin Jit as a monk while he was 18, one still can trace his historical remains in different places around the Hang Zhou area and the story regarding the tree-trunk in Chin Chi Jit.





Old Building in Tiger-Spring


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(F) Pagoda - six Harmonies 

Built in AD 970 (the name Six Harmonies represented six rules for the Monk to obey), and is located at the southeastern part of the city, facing Chin Tong Jiang (River).

It is a 59.89 m high octagonal shaped pagoda, with a total of 104 bells, hanging off the tip of each corner of the roof. There are 13 levels when counted from outside but only 7 levels inside, decorated with paintings and craft-works. One has to explore inside to find out the mystery of the construction.


By Bus: No. 4 or 24





(G) Ching Chi Jit (Temple)

A very large bronze Siddhartha Gautama Buddha sits on layer of lotus in the main temple and the three-faced Master Monk Chi Kung statue is sited behind.



Siddhartha Gautama Buddha



Master Monk Chi-gong



Conveying Tree Well

"Conveying Tree Well" is located in the back garden where the famous tree-trunk is still firmly wedged inside the well which according to the historical story of how the Master Monk Chi Kong used his magical powers to convey tree trunks from Si Chun of many miles away via the well to rebuild the main temple after the fire. While they were removing the tree-trunks from the well, counting the number required, one of the monks shouted out saying "ENOUGH" while one tree-trunk was surfacing someway up from the well. With the word "STOP", the tree-trunk stopped moving any further and stayed in the same position as one can see today. When the main temple was built, a shortage of one tree trunk was realized and the project was delayed.





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Chin Tong Jiang (River)

During the 16th to 18th day of the 8th month of the Chinese Lunar calendar each year, many tourists come to this area to view the famous magnificent wave, which will suddenly rise to the height of several floors and lasts for about 20 minutes.

The best lookout point is:-


Yim Koon in Hoi Ling Province, 45 km from Hang Zhou.





Transportation

1) Hang Zhou airport to city center:-

a) 25 minutes drive from airport to the city

b) By Taxi - Standard taxi can carry four people, starting charges are 10 Yuan, cost about 35 to 40 Yuan.

c) By Hotel Coach:- Pick up tourists to convey to their hotel


2) City Transportation

a) "Standard Taxi" can carry four persons but another type of Taxi operated by independent companies, using older and smaller cars, only carry three people and charge 5 - 8 Yuan to start. (Advisable to use the Standard Taxi)

b) As information supplied by Mr. R. Dibbs, one could hire a 6/7 seat van with driver for a few days from the Railway Station at a modest price (Be sure to negotiate the price first) or get information from your hotel.




Accommodation

Accommodation can be booked via Travel Agent in Hong Kong or in Hang Zhou.



How to get there?

1) From Shang-hai:-

a) By Train - two hours journey, cost about 50 Yuan.

b) By Coach - three to four hours journey, cost 55 Yuan.

c) By Taxi - prices vary depending on the season, cost about 600Y one-way. (Negotiate the price first)


2) From other cities by air:-

a) Direct flights from Hong Kong or other South East Asia Cities.

b) Frequent flights from other Chinese cities.

Or join a tour in Hong Kong & the Entry Visa for Foreigners can be obtained via Travel agents.

(Information for applying Visa, Accommodation, Transportation and Tours - see Business section - Additional Information)


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