Feilai Feng

Feilai Feng
Fei Lai Feng, located directly across the Lingyin Temple, is really a must-see Hangzhou attraction. 
Feilai means “flying from afar”, and there is a well-known legend about the peak. The 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 in the valley. He thought that the peak was flown over from India because the shape, although unique in China, was common in India.
The peak is 209 meters high and is actually a pure lime stone that is very distinctive from any other lime-stone mountains which are around the peak because large stones scattered along the peak are said to resemble animals like a flying dragon, a running elephant, a crouching tiger, and a running monkey. On the other side of the peak, a pavilion named Cui Wei was erected to commemorate the national hero General Yue Fei, the national hero of the Southern Song Dynasty (960-1279 AD). He was an accomplished general and a man of integrity in ancient China. In his day, minority nationalities on the northern border invaded central China repeatedly. 
Feilai Feng
He once defeated an enemy said to be leading 500,000 strong soldiers with only 800 soldiers on the outskirts of today’s Kaifeng city. A Jin commander once said; it is easier to shake Tai Mountain than to shake Yue Fei's army. But capitulates like Qin Hui who wielded real power at court resorted to false accusations to eliminate the war and had Yue Fei sent to prison and executed. Now Yue Fei has become a patriot in Chinese's heart. 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. In order to prevent more damages to the peak, over 500 Buddha statues were caved out of the peak to suppress it.
Feilai Feng
The Peak Flying from Afar is famous for its beautiful scenery and stone carvings that are comparable with Dazu Stone Carving in Sichuan Province. In the caves and cliffs of peak, there are more than 470 stone statuses from Five Dynasties Period (907A.D. -960A.D.) to Yuan Dynasty. Among all these carvings, the biggest one is Laughing Buddha with Big Belly carved during the Southern Song Dynasty. It is the earliest statue of Buddha with Big Belly in China.
What is unique about this hill is that it is smaller than those around it and has rocks and caves different from those around it: it has limestone instead of sandstone rocks like the other hills.  It is almost as if, it did fly there from elsewhere. There is one large cave in the hill that can hold several hundred people and has a skylight due to ceiling erosion over the thousands of years. 

Admission Fee: CNY 35