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Jing'an Temple, Shanghai

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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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  • Very nicely with detailed decorations, typical Chinese roof and magnificent statues. Awesome interspersed between skyscrapers, but it shows that it is a relatively newly built. Not many tourists what we could see, but the more believers and high sound level throughout the area. A lot of people in motion so that it lacked a little temple where peace otherwise. The park outside is really nice and well worth a walk and it's easy to get here by subway.
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  • I went and walked near the new year was visit trying to do. Go to the ticket counter, I was surprised, but during that period was 100 Yuan! New year prayer, go to. Imitating the person enters the incense, so, I worship. There were doing quite desperately, like I have to throw coins into incense-fired central-like things and people. Buildings are connected by a corridor, big Buddha and drums, bells, and as well as building one big. I'd wanted to climb the Tower of gold, did climb public. Written Sanskrit character lighting fixtures and may take very fine looking. I think it was I don't think Temple admission fee, but once they try also good!
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  • The temple is impressive from outside but the inside is a let down. You'll notice people trying to get to touch a big rock on a side of the main area. Well, that is what they go there for. Hug the roc...  more »
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  • Located next to multiple malls on Nanjing West this gorgeous temple stands out among the modern buildings in Jing'an neighborhood. The inside of the temple is spacious and absolutely spectacular. 50Rmb to enter is well worth it.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Beautiful, very accessible but too expensive. Enough to see from the outside.
  • This is a beautiful temple complex and definitely worth a visit.