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 venerable temple, and it seems quieter than Jingansi. It's worth seeing. Their vegetarian noodles are very tasty and they often have to line up at noon. Other vegetarian cakes are also famous, the Mid-Autumn Festival is often someone to order.
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  • peace Buddhist temple in the heart of a 24-pound town while packed with tourists feel the spirit of antiquity. be sure to visit the
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  • Hear big temples second in Shanghai, Chinese new year to go before the new year's Eve. I went to because it seemed to be the old town around the temple on a map, but in the surrounding area work without anything also. See the Tower go up near the temple and so has a history so. So that's an angle than the leaning tower of Pisa and leaning the do not fall under the influence of the construction became worried. (Lol) tickets (10 Yuan) buy a big look at the inside, and has visited more than expected, incense we also visited with in-depth. Spacious grounds, there were things like the world of Buddhism without the drum tower, statue of senjyukannonbosatsu many hands and a goddess and Buddha are body I've ever seen. One of the temple has a very impressive, local people eagerly wish to and out of the way so as not to look around, but also slowly pray and want to go.
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  • Very nice place where a tourist should come and visit. NEVER MISS THIS PLACE ENTRANCE FEE PER PERSON IS 20RMB. But its worth it... Take not to forgot to bring coins and shoot in their like wishing well. But you to shoot it in the hole the high your shoot the higher the chance that wish will come true as what they have said. Their is also a red ribbon you will choose what do you want to achieve.. Either LUCK, WORK, BUSINESS, LOVELIFE, this is 4yuan each. Then you'll tie it in a tree. I suppose to tie a ribbon but all ribbon available are about business... I need work. I don't have business... 😊
  • Absolutely worth a visit. A set of prayer houses. Praying people, monks and tourists blend together nicely, since it is busy but not crowded.
  • I loved this place but was a bit uncomfortable because people were there for spirituality. I was just a tourist. A must see when in Shanghai.
  • 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!

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