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Longhua Temple, Shanghai

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#7 of 77 in Historic Sites in Shanghai
Religious Site Tourist Spot
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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  • This temple is one of the best in shanghai and not to be missed. There were many things to see inside the temple and very good for photos. A must visit place  more »
  • Longhua Temple is located off very near the Longhua station on the Shanghai Metro #11 line. Very old and appears to be a working temple. The pagoda is out front and free. Enter the temple through the ...  more »
  • We visited this beautiful and well-maintained temple in the Former French Concession. It has a gorgeous pagoda (which cannot be climbed) and many interesting buildings with many buddhas inside. It's a...  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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