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Jing'an Temple

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Address: No.1686 Nanjing West Road, Shanghai, China
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+86 21 6256 6366
07:30 - 17:00
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Temple amidst Commerce

When I show my friends photos of my trip to China, I use my photo of the approach to the Jing'an Temple as an example of "Modern China, for the Tourist." Surrounded by... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When I show my friends photos of my trip to China, I use my photo of the approach to the Jing'an Temple as an example of "Modern China, for the Tourist." Surrounded by high-rises, department stores, and a glitzy shopping mall, the Jing'an Temple still manages to maintain an aura of peace and serenity in the madness of the larger... More 

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Rennes, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A very touristic place, really crowded but it is breathtaking due to the fact that it is surrounded by modern buildings.

Thank paolitaesco
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful temple with a big Buddha in the main temple ! You can walk behind the big Buddha also . There is an entrance fee of 50 rmb . The temple is closed at 5 pm . Metro station jing'an temple . There Is a food court name reel kitchen in the metro station if ever you are hungry

Thank Shiny V
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jing'an Temple (Temple of tranquility), one of the most important shrines associated with the cult of ancestors. temple foundation year is considered the year 247 AD .. It was originally located on the bank of Wusong River, and moved to its present location in 1216. In 1880 the church was rebuilt significantly. Whole temple was opened to the public just... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Some dudes have thrown some serious coin at this temple. It is very bling. As with all such temples, it is affiliated with the ccp (an atheist organization) so you get a sense of what Buddhism can mean in contemporary China. For instance the ground floor is full of boutiques. Worth having a squiz to what Buddhism is in Shanghai.... More 

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Suzhou, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easy to get to with metro! In the heart of futuristic buildings of Shanghai u can enjoy a piece of chinese culture! Recommend this place!

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Large temple complex west from the centre, lots of gold tiled roofs. Interesting to see it wedged between the tower blocks.

Thank iWiebe
Mount Eliza
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seems odd to find this beautiful temple on the opposite corner to a huge shopping centre but once through the gates, it was a little sanctuary. Beautiful Buddha statues and carved timber work. It was fascinating to watch locals burn red bags stuffed with gold and silver fake money as offerings to their spiritual guides. Worth the 50 yuan entrance... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Since a attraction like here has a unique metro station for self, it should be important and the fact is yes!! this is nice place to visit but over crowded with posh malls and shopping centers The entrance is expensive, 50 Y Temple is huge but very crowded, people everywhere trying to put their coins inside the statues or boxes... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You come out of the subway (exit 3) and the temple is right there. Looks incongruous amount the city skyscrapers and retail shops. It is in a very busy area but looks gorgeous

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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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