Jingci Temple was initially called "Huiri Yongming Temple".It was first built in AD 954 by Qian Hongji of Wuyue Dynastry for a famous monk Yong Ming. In South Song Dynasty, its name was changed to Jingci Temple, and the 500 Luohan Hall was built. 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".