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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 main 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 Precious Hall of the Great Hero, or 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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TripAdvisor
  • A annolunda place on Nanjing road. It's a relgiöst place, but it happens a lot. Throw money in a wishing well. People who pray at all the weird places and ways. And a place that is open to all.
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  • Clause itself at night, pretty, smoking incense inside. Lots of places to eat, too much shopping around downtown, which do not have almost nothing on the square itself,
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  • 静安寺商圈的下沉式的广场,里面有不少小店,地理位置那是绝对的好,就在静安寺对面,周末节假日有很多人来此逛街购物。 
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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.