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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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Amazing temple....

Another amazing temple you will find tucked away surrounded by the modern Shanghai, perfectly preserved - well worth visiting in the evening when everything is lit up and looks... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This temple is amazing. The buildings are really old and still maintained by the Monks who are residents there. The Buddhas are huge and very ornate and quite amazing. There is so much to see and a must before its disappears amongst the new buildings around it.

Thank Robin1939
Dundalk, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was an absolute find in the heart of a busy part of the city. A perfect bit of history surrounded by the hustle and bustle of the busy modern city. This is a perfect spot to step back in time while exploring the city. It was busy but comfortable to explore around. So many separate areas of worship with... More 

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San Jose, California
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just saw the temple when we were on some other tour. Looked interesting. So visited next day. Entry was 50yuan. (thought it is bit high for a temple) It is located right next to Jing'an Temple sunway station. Do not waste money on taxi Temple architecture was interesting. Few people were smoking in the temple premises. Overall temple good. (smokers... More 

Thank iGoer
London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This beautiful temple is in the middle of one of the busiest shopping streets with the Shanghai Tower next door so you can get some fabulous images of old and new Shanghai in the same photo.

Thank Su W
Kent, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

An absolute must see. Fabulous both inside and out. Each building different housing various buddhas etc.

Thank coopel2017
Monterrey, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a nice temple but you can skip it if you have limited time in the city. I was told that it was a must see and for me it was nice but not a must see. It is not near the tourist areas so we had to walk a lot (more than an hour to get to people's... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another amazing temple you will find tucked away surrounded by the modern Shanghai, perfectly preserved - well worth visiting in the evening when everything is lit up and looks even more amazing than during the day time...

Keene, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very beautiful and interesting place to visit. Opens early at 0730, and wasn't crowded around 8-830 when we got there. It's right next to the metro stop. Appx $14 usd for 2 people. The temple is stunning. Immaculately kept. The smell of incense greets you. The different rooms to enter with different dieties are to be treated with utmost reverence... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was in middle of JING AN and very good location, the temple was so beautiful and a lot of people was there to pray, I did it, too.

Thank Peihu
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Jing'an Temple is situated close by Nanjing Road and is dwarfed by the surrounding sky scrapers. I guess the old and new together exemplify what Shanghai is all about. Entrance is 50RMB which is a bit steep. However it is a beautiful tranquil spot. The enormous Buddha statue is worth seeing alone.

Thank emmmceee

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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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