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.
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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!
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.