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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. Add Longhua Temple and other attractions to your Shanghai trip itinerary using our Shanghai holiday planner.
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  • This Buddhist temple is excellent. It is located near Xujiahui. It is surely worth a visit for tourists who spend couple of days in Shanghai. Lot of local believers like to come to this temple. Longhu...  more »
  • From its pagoda tower to its gate and several sacred halls, this temple complex is meticulously and historically maintained.  more »
  • To get into the temple there is a small fee, but it is totally worth it. The temple is very peaceful. It is combined with active practicing Buddhists and tourists. There are many different little room...  more »
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  • This temple is the most one worth visiting in Shanghai... I attended a prayer ceremony conducted by the monks and it was a great experience .. It is a 10 minute walk from the metro station
  • 玲珑有致,朴素典雅
  • 龙华寺渐渐成了上海人跨年的好去处,撞钟祈福成为了一种流行,每逢初一十五香火更是旺盛,如果对佛教比较信仰,推荐当天中午在龙华寺里吃素斋,来回交通都非常方便。
  • Very good ... As always in Chinese Metro stations lack the proper exit signs toward the tourist sites but in this case it is easy ... Just across the street. Very nice Temple ... To see
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  • 龙华寺,龙华烈士陵园旁边。每年过年龙华寺里撞钟,抢头香。