Longhua Temple, Shanghai

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#7 of 78 in Historic Sites in Shanghai
Pay a visit to Longhua Temple, a complex known for its ancient seven-story pagoda. Though many of the temple buildings are reconstructions of earlier designs, the site as a whole has retained the Song dynasty architectural style it gained when rebuilt in 977 CE, with the overall layout following the Sangharama Five-Hall Style common to Chan Buddhist temples during the period. The pagoda's upturned eaves, decorative balconies, and ornate banisters have been repaired over the years, but its brick base and body date all the way back to the 10th century CE. Join the worshippers or simply watch and take in the atmospheric scene. Add Longhua Temple and other attractions to your Shanghai trip itinerary using our Shanghai holiday planner.
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  • August 14, 2017
    We with my girlfriend came to this shrine, when the beginning of smerkaetsja. Seeing that the door to the temple complex is open, and the ticket office closed (people around) we decided to go. 10 meters from us, we saw two monks. One helped the other pile up some white bag on a bicycle. Seeing us, and waved us monk said. We, too, he smiled and disappeared. Then we got what he meant go, closed. Ignoring monk we have to walk on the temple complex. It was incredible! All just breathed old because it was getting dark, partially lit lanterns, was unreal. None of the tourists was not. We've seen a few simple and while interesting houses, beautiful garden. This is the best place that we were able to find in Shanghai. It is in itself of appeasement, and the beauty in the simple things. 15-20 minutes walk and enjoy this wonderful place, we went to the exit. There's still the same tourists as we wanted to go, but they were not allowed. We are very lucky! Near the Temple stands a remarkable and ancient pagoda. I advise you to visit this place! Good luck, my dear friends! And more adventures! The world is full of amazing places!
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  • August 10, 2017
    In Okura asked Jasmine incense, buy "would be if the longhua Temple. "And said right away in a taxi. Remembered seeing the towering, painted in bright red at night, when I was studying old lanterns, was horrified. No one but hurried back to slow down not out. 30 is 元払, though in very much. Hear some incense but bluntly, "not" ruin. Priest dressed in yellow only hobby was talking while messing around with big voices with the Lady in the shop only. Only after all incense were total five boxes stand in front of the temple. The temple's blessing.
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  • August 6, 2017
    This is a nice temple in an area that is devoid of other temples. This allows you to see a working temple in action and not have to travel outside the city if you are short on time. It does not take l...  more »
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  • April 25, 2017
    Not as crowded compared with other Buddhist temples in town, authentic buildings and maybe one of the few pagodas in the area. The vegetarian dishes offered on site are delicious!
  • June 22, 2017
    Bigger, less crowded , more ancient, cheaper and beautiful than jingan temple . 100% worth to visit !
  • April 4, 2017
    Magnificent Traditional Buddhist temple. Definitely worth visiting.
  • June 16, 2017
    The oldest temple in Shanghai.
  • February 9, 2017
    This is a beautiful temple and well worth a visit.

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