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Jing'an Temple

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Address: No.1686 Nanjing West Road, Shanghai, China
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Phone Number: +86 21 6256 6366
07:30 - 17:00
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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A temple among modern towers.

This is a working temple with monks and worshipers. There are statues and carvings. They have a tall vase that you toss coins into which is harder than you might think. You can... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Chelsea, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It a age old temple in the mid of Shanghai. The location is very much accessible via metro, taxi and personal car. A must visit place if like tradition.

Thank rahulshonak
Chelsea, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a working temple with monks and worshipers. There are statues and carvings. They have a tall vase that you toss coins into which is harder than you might think. You can walk up the stairs to the second and third floors. It is a short walk from the subway.

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Santa Clarita, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In the middle of "technology," you will find this ancient temple that still serves the community. Its golden rooftops are beautiful. We felt we were intruding because there was a funeral going on while we were visiting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This superb complex has had an eventful history, including being destroyed by fire in the early 1970s. It has been beautifully restored and is a very busy establishment today. We were delighted to spend a couple hours appreciating its many aspects. A number of lovely halls each with its own fine courtyard are to be seen. The main one, known... More 

Thank permia
Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite an interesting, newly renovated temple, located in the middle of huge skyscrapers. It's less famous than the similar Jade temple, but equally interesting, I would say. Especially as it's less touristy.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you do a read up on the temple before you go you will have a better understanding of its history and why it looks so modern. It has been rebuilt recently and if you look past the bling/modernization of it, it really is a nice temple and a has a fair bit of history to it. Well worth a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The temple is very nicely decorated. There were monks everywhere. I liked hiw active the temple is. It's a nice little getaway from the city.

Thank Joanna R
Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After walking the Nanjing street on its malls and stores, and visiting the noisy markets and eating on all traditional places, this one was a lot different. An old temple of the east, located among skyscrapers, with old, traditional ceremonies in front of the large and small Buddha statues, We earned some quiet and calm moments on the halls and... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

quite literally! I find something comforting with visiting different regions temples / churches / place of worship, even though I have no faith myself. Beautifully lit up at night.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very special to experience the contrast of this beautifull tempel .. around the tempel the metropool os Alive.. inside the tempel peace an quiet ! Don't miss it !

Thank Corry W

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The heart of this neighborhood is the Jing'an Temple, while the main artery of excitement and entertainment is West Nanjing Road. Close to the Former French Concession, the area has a similar draw for foreign residents but displays a more commercial character. Large, flashy malls, luxe residential high-rises and trendy nightlife areas can be found along West Nanjing Road, but areas off the busy street have the same quiet cafes and independent boutiques that many people think of as distinctive of the Former French Concession. Jing'an is less encased in amber, though, and it's possible to immerse yourself more fully in the energy of China's most bustling metropolis here.
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