The Temple of the Soul''s Retreat, also know as the Lingyin Temple, lies at the foot of Mt. Lingyin and is one of the most famous ancient Buddhist temples in China. The temple was built in 326, the first year of the reign of Emperor Xian He of the Eastern Jin Dynasty (317-420). In its heyday, the temple had nine towers, l8 pavilions and 75 halls, and housed as many as 3,000 monks. After never-ending cycles of reconstruction and neglect, the damage to most of the buildings is beyond repair. Now only the Celestial Kings Hall and the Main Buddha Hall are still standing. On Feilai Peak there are some 330 stone statues from the Five Dynasties, the Song Dynasty and the Yuan Dynasty.