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Shanghai Jing'an Temple

Introducing Shanghai Jing'an Temple, Shanghai Jing'an Temple guide, Shanghai Jing'an Temple Travel Guide
Article from Shanghai Municipal Commission of Tourism
Edited by Sharleen

Shanghai Jing'an Temple, literally means Temple of Peace and Tranquility, is a Buddhist temple on West Nanjing Rd., in Jing'an District.The first temple was built in 247 AD, at the time of the Kingdom of Wu, during the Three Kingdoms period. Originally located beside Suzhou Creek, Shanghai Jing'an Temple was relocated to its current site in 1216 during the Song Dynasty. The current temple was rebuilt once in the Qing Dynasty. It's most recent renovation was in late 2003.

The current temple was rebuilt in the Qing Dynasty but, during the Cultural Revolution, the temple was converted into a plastic factory. In 1983, it was returned to its original purpose and renovated with the Jing'An Pagoda completed in 2010.

In the temple there are three big halls - Hall of Heavenly Kings, Mahavira Hall and Three Sage Hall. Jing’an temple is famous for a portrait of the Sakyamuni; it is sitting in the Mahavira Hall. It is about 3.78 meters in height, 11,000ke in weight. It was so big that it had been torn down into several smaller pieces to be moved into the Mahavira Hall. The charming and tranquil expression of Budda conveys an atmosphere of auspiciousness and venerability.

Quick Facts on Shanghai Jing'an Temple

• Name: Shanghai Jing'an Temple
• Location: 1686 Nanjing Road
• Phone: +86-21-62566366
• Dates: Three Kingdoms period (247 AD)
• Best Time to Visit: All year
• Recommended Time for a Visit: 1 Hour
• Opening Hours: 7:00-17:00; 4:30-17:00 (during the incense period)
• Admission Fee: CNY 50 (on the 1st and 15th days of each lunar month except the first); CNY 100 (from the 1st to 15th days in the first lunar month); CNY 2 (per small bunch of incense)

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