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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  • This is a very peaceful place to visit and is worth the effort. Entry is only RMB10.00 which is very reasonable. It is easy to get to by catching line 11 to Longhua station. There are many beautiful t...  more »
  • Amazing this visit, a very special place, beautiful architecturally full of details, I was lucky to go on a Sunday morning where I attended a very nice ceremony, well worth meeting Buddhist tradition.
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  • Again Boasting buddha statues and ancient figures. I visited 3 temples in Shanghai during my stay (Jade Buddha, Ji'gan Temple and Longhua Temple), out of which this one I particularly found quietest o...  more »
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  • 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.
  • The oldest temple in Shanghai.
  • This is a beautiful temple and well worth a visit.

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