Jingci Temple is located at the foot of Huiri Peak of Nanping Hill. It is the second
prominent Buddhist temple around West Lake. Together with Lingyin Temple, it is
called the jewel of the southern and northern hills. It was first built in AD 954
by Qian Hongji of Wuyue Dynastry for a famous monk Yongming Yanshou. The temple
was destroyed and rebuilt several times in the history. The majority of present
temple was built in 1980's. Specially, there is a newly forged copper bell, weighing
over 100 Kilograms. On it carved The Lotus Sutra, with 68,000 characters. It hosts
one of Ten Scenes of West Lake, "Evening Bell Ringing at the Nanping Hill".