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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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  • Really interesting this temple to visit in a couple of hours, you can get there by metro, easily identifiable at the exit. The atmosphere of calm and serenity while walking inside. Various buildings with many temples and gardens. Not to be missed.
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  • Found this temple to be most serene, one of the most serene Chinese temples I'd visited. There's a minimal entrance fee of approx rmb20 which goes into maintenance of the temple. The temple has many B...  more »
  • Good place to visit if u have extra time and liking for religious places. Gigantic and magnificent Buddha statues. As cemetery is near by... making it good package for one day trip. 
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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。