Longhua Temple, Shanghai

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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. To visit Longhua Temple on your holiday in Shanghai, and find out what else Shanghai has to offer, use our Shanghai trip maker site .
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  • A little outside of city center, but easy to access from the metro and worth the trip. It's the biggest (and cheapest) temple in Shanghai. Originally went after reading the book "Empire of the Sun" as...  more »
  • In my opinion, it is the best temple in Shanghai. The price of entrance is 10CNY so it is very affordable. You can see for free multistore pagoda outside and complete temple inside. Outside it is not ...  more »
  • From the station entrance-karizu leprosy of is is near the crossing, go through the fence. Only 10 will be watching many statues in the original. Also learn how to worship differs from Japan. Tours of the tower is free of charge.
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  • Absolutely worth a visit. A set of prayer houses. Praying people, monks and tourists blend together nicely, since it is busy but not crowded
  • Maitreya Buddha also known as a disciple of Gautama Buddha has a dedicated temple in Shanghai named Longhua Temple. I took the subway line 3 to the Longcao road Subway station and walked around 15 minutes to reach my destination. I could see the Longhua pagoda at a faraway distance, so I was walking towards the right direction. I was relieved to see not much tourist in this location at this time, the tour groups are just arriving the destination. I bought a RMB 10/- ticket to enter. Maitreya hall, Heavenly king hall, Grand hall of the great sage, 3 Sages hall and Abbots hall are the 5 main halls that are arranged along a central north-south pointing axis known as Sangharama Five-Hall Style. The tour groups are pouring in and the crowd was getting bigger and bigger. The groups with old age people were guided by a tour guide carrying a small microphone & a speaker explaining the history of this temple. The announcements passing through the loudspeakers were cutting through the silence of this serene environment. I have a belief that the main beauty of any temple or monastery is the feeling of nature’s silence. Everywhere I look it was the same kind of architecture and design of the buildings; nothing got me excited to make me stay there longer. Searching for something unseen and different I walked towards the nearby Pagoda. It is 40m high and is one of the 16 remaining Pagodas of Shanghai.
  • 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!
  • Bigger, less crowded , more ancient, cheaper and beautiful than jingan temple . 100% worth to visit !
  • Magnificent Traditional Buddhist temple. Definitely worth visiting.

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