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Jing'an Temple Square, Shanghai

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3.4/5 based on 20+ reviews on the web
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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  • This small park blend in with the architecture of the modern Shanghai. Near tall buildings, but they do not spoil the overall impression. There is a small pond in the Park, and near the temple. In general all looks very interesting.
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  • In the center of the temple management is awful that clause will only see Buddhist believers do not need much, just a view. Gorgeous Temple
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  • It is directly related to the subway jing'an temple plaza. There's a tiny Café and restaurant, this weekend event is open.
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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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