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Jing'an Temple Square, Shanghai

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Jing'an Temple is a Buddhist temple on the West Nanjing Road in Shanghai, China. Jing'an District, where it is located, is named after the temple.HistoryThe temple was first built in 247 AD in the Wu Kingdom during the Three Kingdoms period of ancient China. Originally located beside the Suzhou Creek, it was relocated to its current site in 1216 during the Song Dynasty. The current temple was rebuilt in the Qing Dynasty but, during the Cultural Revolution, the temple was converted into a plastic factory. In 1983, it was returned to its original purpose and renovated with the Jing'An Pagoda completed in 2010.FeaturesThree Southern-style halls, each with its own courtyard, dating from the most recent reconstruction : Hall of Heavenly Kings Hall of the Three Saints Hall of Virtuous Works The Mahavira Hall, the main hall To the east of the main hall is the Guanyin Hall. In the center of the hall is a statue of the goddess made out of camphor wood. Standing on a lotus-shaped base, it is 6.2 meters tall and weighs 5 metric tons Opposite the hall is the Jade Buddha Hall, where a 3.8-meter jade Buddha sits in the center. It is the largest sitting jade Buddha statue in the country Abbot's Chambers Ming Dynasty copper bell, weighing 3.5 tons Stone Buddhas from the Southern and Northern Dynasties period Paintings by master painters, Chu Zhishan, Zhang Daqian and Wen Zhenming
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  • I spent some time one morning in this small but beautiful park. It's lovely to see such a quite and peaceful place in the midst of all the busyness of a huge, bustling city, crowded with huge multi-st...  more »
  • Close to the temple all the area around it's very nice, I like it. You'll find park, shops, restaurants, gallery everything you like and for sure Jing'an Amazing Temple  more »
  • This huge golden temple is elegant and much larger than ones I had seen years ago in Hong Kong and Japan. Jing-an has a large central square where people were lighting [joss?] sticks and bowing in dif...  more »