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Jing'an Temple, Shanghai

Categories: Historic Sites, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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3.7/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web
Guarded by a four-headed lion mounted on a huge pillar, Jing'an Temple stands as Shanghai's most famous religious center. The large Buddhist temple offers a sanctuary and retreat for pilgrims and tourists alike. Originally build in 247 CE, it features a 3.8 m (12 ft) tall jade Buddha weighing 11 tons, as well as a large Ming-period bronze bell. Admire delicate impressionistic 18th-century paintings and calligraphy by the so-called Eight Eccentrics of Yangzhou, favored by Europeans of the time. An important urban landmark, the temple was a starting point for Shanghai's first tramcar. Put Jing'an Temple into our Shanghai travel itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Went there end of September 2016 and unfortunately by that time the temple was being renovated. So there was some scaffolding around the main temple and tools and building materials around it. while I...  read more »
  • Originally founded in the 3rd century and moved to the current site in the 13th century, the Jing'An temple was rebuilt in the Qing dynasty. Converted into a factory during the Cultural Revolution, Ji...  read more »
  • This temple is a very important Buddhist monastery surrounded by skyscrapers and shopping malls. An architectural contrast to shock.
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  • A little bit of traditional buddhist China in the middle of fashionable buildings and shops.
  • One can immediately sense the sheer difference at the first glance. Gorgeous and serene.
  • The Temple of the Jade Buddha, in Shanghai is one of those experiences every visitor should treat themselves to at least once. The temple is in the heart of the city surrounded by tall buildings, yet manages to retain a sense of tranquility that is truly timeless. There are bi-lingual tours but the exhibits are also in English. I kinda just lost myself for three hours in there.
  • A great beautiful place.
  • Costs 50 RMB to enter the temple. Too commercialised, in my opinion, for a place of worship.
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