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Jing'an Temple, Shanghai
(3.7/5 based on 800+ 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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  • People's Republic of China featuring the Temple of gold paper. It also took more than an hour and found a prodigious scale cursor. Be sure to stop by.
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  • Located at Nanjing Road in between luxury stores, the temple is a peaceful place in the crowded and hectic city. The buddha statues are amazing and it is great that this ancient building has survived ...  more »
  • lokasi di tengah kota dan pusat perkantoran serta pusat perbelanjaan atau dengan alamat di west nanjing road, ini adalah tempat bersejarah di shanghai dan tidak ada salahnya untuk berkunjung ke sini b...  more »
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  • Big beautiful temple in the city .. 50yuan per person for entrance fee is quite expensive though .. Very convenient right next to the jing'an trmple metro station
  • I love this place ! The energy is amazing. It was fundamental one of the most influential cultural experience anyone can have while visiting Shanghai. I walked into morning prayers in the main chamber where the silver buddha is. Their bonsai garden is amazing as well.
  • fantastic old temple you must see if you visit shanghai
  • A recently renovated historical temple amongst skyscrapers. Worth a visit.
  • One can immediately sense the sheer difference at the first glance. Gorgeous and serene.