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Longhua Temple, Shanghai

Religious Site · Hidden Gem · 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. To visit Longhua Temple on your holiday in Shanghai, and find out what else Shanghai has to offer, use our Shanghai.
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  • Longhua Temple is a spiritual place. It’s sacred. It’s historical. It’s an art historian paradise. It is well maintained. It is one of those places that if you only had 24 hours in Shanghai you must....  more »
  • this might be a tourist attraction, but it is also a temple where local people go to pray and do their Buddhist kinds of stuff. I highly recommend you, it is less crowded that the Lama Temple in...  more »
  • Many temples in shanghai. None are particularly better than the others. Make sure to see one though and this one isnt bad  more »
  • Best temple downtown if you want to feel the spirit of people who actually Workship. It is now pretty easy to go to with line 12. The ticket price is super cheap too. You will take amazing pictures of the weather permits!
  • It is the largest, most authentic and complete ancient temple complex in the city of Shanghai. The Longhua Temple is located on the Longhua area of Shanghai (named after the temple). Its street address is No. 2853 Longhua Road (Longhua Lu). It is open to the public for a fee (10 RMB) which includes incense
  • Inside there are few temples and also a very good vegeterian restaurant. The noodles soup is excellent. There is also a nice shop you can buy traditional chinese foods. The temples inside are marvellous.
  • Absolutely worth a visit. A set of prayer houses. Praying people, monks and tourists blend together nicely, since it is busy but not crowded.
  • 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 note NOT to forgot to bring coins, candy or foods to offer... Well about the coins you need it if you want to take a wish... But you need to shoot it in the hole the higher the hole you shoot the higher the chance that wish will come true as what they have said. There is also a red ribbon that is selling there... 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... What I need is career work and lovelife.. But its all sold out.. I recommend not to get in hurry when you go there, but instead you have to read what is written 😊(you can also bring water and foods with you incase you get tired touring there...) .I HOPE MY REVIEWS HELP YOU. PLS DON'T FORGET TO CLICK LIKE OR can also contact me for more details you want about the place ... THANK YOU

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