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Jing'an Temple

No.1686 Nanjing West Road, Shanghai, China
+86 21 6256 6366
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No.1686 Nanjing West Road, Shanghai, China
+86 21 6256 6366
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Jing'an temple is sitting on one of busiest road in shanghai. The temple was built during three kingdom period. You can see the silver Jingan buddha statue which made from 15 tons of silver and is 8.8 meters high.

Thank Hernie Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

My favorite temple ever! Yet, they really have too much money in this temple... Facilities are great after the renovations but you gotta pay 50 RMB except for twice a month according to lunar calendar so, better get equipped if you're planning on saving!

Thank Cedric_Chastagner
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wooden temple with a lot of gold plating. It is very impressive outside since it is surrounded by the tall building. So it looks like ancient building inside a modern city. Building and architecture are quite impressive but the inside layout not so much, I...More

Thank Nadhard
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been past this temple many times, photographing it in the sunlight and with its night time lights. Finally gave in to visit the interior. Glad I did. There is much to see. It extends back a ways. There are multiple levels and stairwells in...More

Thank 80GlobalTraveler30
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed my visit wandering around this beautiful temple. Took my time exploring each nook and cranny and whiled away a couple of hours exploring and people watching. A must see when visiting Shanghai. Very atmospherical.

Thank PaulaHM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you travel elsewhere in the country, you can probably get a better temple to visit that will give you more of an authentic feel. This one is convienent in the middle of a shopping complex in Shanghai

Thank Lbrown799
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first thing that had annoyed me is that they are charging you RMB50 to get in. It is too much capitalism involved in the sacred religion of Buddhism. It seems that all over China, every temples are money sucking commercialized machines.

2  Thank Carwell L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There were actually three of us...our adult son was our guide. He lives in Shanghai and knows his way around very well. I really enjoyed the visit. The temple is enormous and beautifully restored. Some people said it had been damaged in a fire. The...More

Thank Johnkinder
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the chance to get back and check out Jing'An temple again. It was as good as it was the last time I came, but this time I got to see a few of the Monks praying and meditating and it was good to...More

Thank celticjames33
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This location in the heart of a busy Shanghei makes a visit visit worthwhile. . As you compare this temple to other temples in Shanghei you can only begin to appreciate the influence of religion in China over hundreds of years.

Thank samtrip12345
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
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Questions & Answers
29 October 2016|
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Response from Carwell L |
I just went there yesterday 26/12/2017. You need to pay RMB50 for a ticket to get in the temple.
17 July 2015|
Response from Carwell L |
Yes, no need to take off your shoe to get in.
Kerstin P
17 July 2015|
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Response from declanh64 |
No-one was taking off their shoes when I visited (Sept 2016)