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“Longhua Temple” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Longhua Temple

Longhua Temple
No.2853 Longhua Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China
021-64566085
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Ranked #24 of 806 Attractions in Shanghai
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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“Longhua Temple”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

My 1st Temple I visited in Shanghai.I had a Great Experience its 10rmbs to get in and lots to see.The Monks are visible to see and hear them do their chants. Their is also a Food area thats good for a bite.Bring your camera!

Visited August 2012
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“solo worship trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

In chinese people's mind worship is an important activity during thei life when you arrive at longhua temple you will see many people worship there.so if you want to know chinese tradation culture and ancient Buduha realition is a good place for you to go.The ticket price is 10RMB.

Visited April 2012
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Shanghai, China
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“Richer experience with a personal docent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

Visiting temples in Shanghai are much more interesting when we hired a personal guide to explain what we were seeing and experiencing. Stephen offers walking tours of Shanghai's Buddhist temples. He explained how Chinese civilization was at the crossroads of Buddhism’s expansion into East Asia, and how China significantly transformed the Buddhism it received via the Silk Road before transmitting it to Korea and Japan. While visiting one of Shanghai’s beautiful Buddhist temples, we explored the evolution of Buddhism, a religion founded in India in the fifth century BCE, as it confronted and adapted to Confucianism and Daoism and adopted aspects of Chinese folk religion. We began with a brief introduction to the historical Buddha, Buddhist philosophical concepts, and the pantheon of Chinese Buddhist Deities, including the happy, fat Buddha we see in every Chinese restaurant and Guanyin, the female deity we saw in Korea and Vietnam. While exploring the temple, we discussed and experienced temple architecture, iconography, and religious practice. I highly recommend a walking tour with Stephen - www.stephenroysmith.com.

Visited April 2012
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Shanghai, China
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“gem off the beaten path”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

Longhua temple is quiet and because of that , an oasis. Not too many people visit. The adjoining Longhua park is beautiful and quiet. The pagoda is worth a photo. You cannot go to the top of the pagoda, no entrance.

Visited November 2011
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“Well Worth The Trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

Even though this temple and pergola is a little way out it is well worth the trip. Although it has been rebuilt since its origins in 242AD it has extensive examples of the symmetrical layout and architecture as well as beautiful many beautiful statues of the time. There are many more buildings than in other temples I've visited in Shanghai as it takes up quite an area. It was also far more peaceful and quiet and far less commercial than temples like Jade Buddah I was able to wander freely to take in the many wonders of the temple. I can only imagine how beautiful it will look later in spring when the peach blossoms are out The only disappointment for me was that I didn't see any monks - perhaps it was the time of day I visited. It was quite easy to get to. I took the subway to Longcao Rd, went out exit 1, up over the elevated crossing and straight up the road opposite the subway station. It is about a 15 minute walk. If you intend to catch a taxi from the subway have the address written in Chinese as all the taxis had no idea from the picture or English written address. The fee of 10 RMB was well worth it.

Visited April 2012
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