Fei Lai Feng (飞来峰) literally means “Peak Flown in From Afar” and was thought to have flown in from India in Chinese legend. The peak is rather rocky with ancient grottoes featuring plenty of Buddhist stone carvings. The peak is located right next to the Lingyin Temple (灵隐寺) and the two are some of the finest historical places in Hangzhou that have endured for more than 1000 years.
There are more than 300 pieces of marvelous carvings in the area. Some are clustered together while others are more scattered about.
Another laughing Buddha around. Somehow I think the first Buddha has a much more joyous mood than this one although both have big smiles on their faces!
What’s more amazing about these carvings are they are all from different eras. From the Five Dynasties Period (907 – 960) to the Yuan Dynasty (1271- 1368), spanning over 500 years of time, the statues that have accumulated, merged in one place, allowing us to see this fantastic collection of Buddhist stone carvings.
Fei Lai Feng is really quite an enchanting place to visit. Enjoy more photos below:)
Address: No.1 Fayun Alley, Lingyin Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310013, China. (Next to Lingyin Temple)
Entrance Fee: RMB 45
Opening Hours : Daily 8am – 4pm.