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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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  • Take line 11 exit 2 then need to walk 10 minutes to the temple. It's nice and quiet temple in Shanghai :) Entrance fee is RMB 10 and for some special occasion its free. 
  • Beautiful temple! Have a cup of tea in the small tea house inside. Not really sure what all the altars meant but it is was worth the visit 
  • This is a nice Buddhist temple but it wouldn't be my first choice of places to visit in Shanghai. I've been to Shanghai several times before and needed to get out of the hotel room so this was a nice ...  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。