Fei Lai Feng

Attraction Lingxi South Road, Xihu Distict, Hangzhou 310000, China Published on: 30-07-2016

2 hours
07:30 AM - 05:35 PM
08:00 AM
10:00 AM
First-time visit
Attraction
Cultural
Historic
Nature
Outdoor
Scenic
Must see
Kids
7.50 USD

Fei Lai Feng is good for

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  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Peak Flown From Afar, 209 meters (about 700 feet) tall, is a pure limestone mountain that is very distinctive from the sandstone mountains around it. Large stones scattered along the peak are said to resemble animals like a flying dragon, a running elephant, a crouching tiger, and a fleeing monkey.

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Why Fei Lai Feng is special ?

Fei Lai Fen, Ling Jiu Feng (Peak Flown From Afar ) is a must-see in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province. There are many legends about the peak's name. A well-known legend states that an Indian monk named Huili arrived in the valley 1,600 years ago and was surprised to see a peak so dissimilar from any other one in the valley. He believed that the peak had flown over from India because the shape, although unique in China, was common in India. However, he did not know why the peak would have flown to this spot so far from his country. Hence the peak's name was created and has passed down to the present day.


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What to explore at Fei Lai Feng?

Peak Flown From Afar, 209 meters (about 700 feet) tall, is a pure limestone mountain that is very distinctive from the sandstone mountains around it. Large stones scattered along the peak are said to resemble animals like a flying dragon, a running elephant, a crouching tiger, and a fleeing monkey. On the other side of the peak, a pavilion named Cui Wei was ERECTED to immortalize the national hero Yue Fei. This man contributed greatly in the war against Jin Tribe during the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279).The pavilion was destroyed many times before the large restoration of 1942. The current pavilion keeps its old face with fresh paint.

The caves of this mountain shelter about 330 stone statues dating from the 10th to the 14th centuries. The statues appear in a variety of poses ranging from standing, to sitting, to sleeping. A favorite may be the Laughing Buddha, sitting on the cliff along the stream with exposed breast and belly. If you wonder why he has such a big belly, the answer is that his belly is where the Buddha keeps all of the world's troubles. The question always comes out "why are there so many Buddha statues in the cave?" Local legend has it that the peak had destroyed many villages before it settled down in Hangzhou. In order to prevent the peak from causing even more damage, over 500 Buddha statues were caved out of the peak to suppress it. Consequently, the water-eroded caves in the peak are regarded as the very birthplace of many local legends.

In 1993, a new site by the name of "China Grotto Art Garden" was set up around the Peak Flown From Afar. Thousands of professionals and aficionados in the fields of engraving and grotto research flock to this place to study the unparalleled Chinese classical rock carvings.

Among all the mountains around West Lake, Peak Flown From Afar is the one most likely to simulate the imagination and make one reluctant to leave. Some even say that one experience at Peak Flown From Afar will leave you with memories that will last the rest of your life.

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How to get to Fei Lai Feng?

Bus Route: Tourism Bus No. 1 (Y1), Tourism Bus No. 2 (Y2), 7/K7, Y13, K807/K837. Get off at Lingyin Station.

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  • “Just amazing....!”
  • “Tranquil, amazing and historic”
  • “"Amazing piece of history!"”
  • “Beautiful carvings in the stone”
  • “Fascinating, delightful, peaceful, special. Go here!”
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Duration
2.0 days
Estimated
33.57 USD
Total travel distance
km
Number of places
9 places

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Lingxi South Road, Xihu Distict, Hangzhou 310000, China

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  • Plan to spend a minimum of 3hours plus more to explore this area and its green lush surounds.
    Timming
  • Its require plenty of walking, so have comfortable shoes,
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  • There are areas that are unsafe for children and aren't easily accessible for strollers or the disabled.
    Safety
  • Locals come here to pray for Baby Boys.
    What to know
  • Extra CNY30 should be paid for Lingyin Temple inside the spot
    Experience
  • Fei Lai Feng is worth the visit especially combining with the Tea Plantations.
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  • Be ready for crowds of tourists.
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Fei Lai Feng and Ling Yin temple are somehow connected to each other. Everything there is just so beautiful that there's no reason for you not to visit this place while in Hang zhou. Love the fresh air, love the temples...the scenery, the Buddhist statues... everything!

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The Feilai Feng carvings are worth the ticket price. They are beautiful carvings that offer you some genuine surprises as you turn corners and are confronted with yet more masterpieces in the mountainside. In a town that is filled with good reproductions this is definitely one of the most impressive and authentic things to see. Even if you do not want to fork out more money to see Lingyin Temple, it is worth visiting and you get to enter two other temples on the same ticket.

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This place is very very busy but worth a visit for a little more insight into Chinese myths and culture .

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Fei Lai Feng and Ling Yin temple are somehow connected to each other. Everything there is just so beautiful that there's no reason for you not to visit this place while in Hang zhou. Love the fresh air, love the temples...the scenery, the Buddhist statues... everything!

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