Xiahai Temple
Xiahai Temple
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John T
London, UK685 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
The temple is quiet and secluded and easy to access. Staff and polite, helpful and welcoming. The highlight for my daughter was the koi carp pond and the opportunity to feed the fish. The temple buildings are well maintained and nice to wander around
Written January 4, 2020
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ejpl
Newtown, PA137 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Family
I can't believe I am writing the first review of this lovely temple! I saw just it's name mentioned in one guidebook and nothing more. It is easy to access from the Dalian Road Metro stop if you walk along the wall of Tilanqiao Prison. Entrance fee to this temple is just 5RMB and there is nothing touristy about it. We saw just one other "laowai" while we were visiting, and not even many Chinese worshipers either, but it was definitely active. Lots of nuns mulling around and beautiful sights to see. There is a small, gorgeous side garden where you can buy fish food to feed to the carp. There are so many of the fish it seems they will jump out of the water! Beautiful! A bonus is that there is a delicious vegetarian restaurant on sight (to the right of the main entrance, through the circular doorway) with an English menu (who would have thought, in such a random location?!), attentive staff, reasonable prices and delicious food. I highly recommend a visit here!
Written May 20, 2013
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Jill K
Tampa, Florida39 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Solo
Well preserved. Off the beaten path. Be aware, if you are planning to take the Hop on Hop Off bus to beget there, they have discontinued that stop, even though it is still on their guide.
Written May 5, 2017
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Thanos F
Athens, Greece895 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Solo
Most travelers who come to Tilanqiao Station are visiting the Shanghai's Jewish Refugees Museum and its surrounding neighborhood, where once the refugee camp and other infrastructure once stood. Nevertheless, it would be an omission no to visit this quiet Temple and Nunnery. It is located very close to the metro station, on Kunming road and it can be very easily spotted. Buildings and Statues of deities are very beautifully decorated and even the wood carving at various locations catches your eye. In any case, this will be a "+" to your trip, and even in case you don't like it just take a coin and make a wish. Who knows? The entrance fee is very cheap, and your visit should be carried out before 1630 (even the near by J.R. museum issues its last ticket at 1630).
Written November 25, 2016
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Kristine K
130 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
Tried to visit today. Was refused entry, along with another Western person (his wife allowed inside because she was local but he had to wait at the gate). Apparently right now only accepting entry of locals (who had to show their id card). Even with my green code and proof I had not left country in a year, I was not allowed in. Considering I visited a high profile temple yesterday, this experience was very disappointing. From the gate, it looks very interesting and like it would be worth a visit.

Note: did not answer any of the survey questions that Tripadvisor asked because I could not answer properly.
Written September 9, 2020
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Karyn W
Kansas City, MO1,597 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
My husband and I were wandering after visiting the Jewish Refugee Museum and found this temple. It was very pretty, quiet, inexpensive, and had a small restaurant inside too.

It is a very colorful place with flags and brightly painted walls. There is also a small cafeteria with good food inside too. I liked some of the sculptures on the walls of like dragons or demons. I thought they were very cool.
Written June 21, 2019
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John T
London, UK685 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Friends
Easy to find from the metro and a hidden gem. Small entrance fee and very nice temple inside. Don't miss the chance to hand feed the fish which is fun. Nearest metro is line 7 Tilanqiao.
Written September 24, 2018
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krautland
Shanghai, China127 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Solo
This temple is close to the cruise ship terminal and Bund area and yet finds itself often overlooked and unmentioned. And that's a shame because it's absolutely beautiful and peaceful inside. Get a taxi driver to drive you to the front gate, find the small ticket window (5 RMB per person) and explore freely the insides. Don't miss the Koi pond to the side.
Written January 27, 2018
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Teddy-at-large
586 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
Going back from the Shanghai Jewish refugee museum, we ran into this great nun Buddhist temple by chance. Very close to Tilanqiao metro station on line 12. 5 RMB entrance fee.
Written January 6, 2018
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Dave R
Salt Lake City, UT310 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Family
We had a great visit to this temple and enjoyed a vegetarian meal in their restaurant. The grounds are also very nice and seem more pristine since this temple is not on the typical tourist routes. Their garden is immaculate and the fish in the pond were the healthiest we saw in any of the gardens we visited on this trip.
Written January 3, 2018
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