To the northwest of the West Lake lies the Lingyin area, known as the "Buddhist Kingdom in the Southeast", a park area with scenic hills, streams, trees, historic relics and caves. In this area lies the Yunlin Buddhist temple, first built in 326 AD by the Indian monk Hui Li and nowadays one of the ten largest Zen Buddhist temples in China. Like most structures in this area, the temple has been destroyed and rebuilt. A cablecar leads to the top of the Northern Peak hill (Bei Gaofeng) from which there are nice views of the area. Unfortunately the heavy air pollution limits the visibility.
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