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Longhua Temple

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Built in the early Song Dynasty (960-1279), it is the oldest and largest temple in Shanghai. It is popularly believed that the temple gained its name Longhua from the legendary “Longhua” tree with branches extending some 20 kilometers, under which...more
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No.2853 Longhua Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was very easy to find and I found it more authentic and interesting. Better than Jin Nam Temple . Only snag is that you have to read up before going to the temple cause the is no English translation.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 2, 2019 via mobile

I have been coming to Shanghai for many years and somehow missed this temple. It’s one of the most interesting Buddhist temples I’ve seen, and it’s a great place for people watching. I ended up spending a few hours here just soaking up the atmosphere....More

Date of experience: July 2019
2  Thank kpmirk
Reviewed June 13, 2019

History and modernisation com together here. We had a great experience. Easy to access. The place was filled with locals.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Travel4gongxi
Reviewed June 5, 2019

I had never been to a Buddhist temple and I had the opportunity to learn a lot about it. We really enjoyed this Temple!

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Meir Z
Reviewed June 5, 2019

after so much of the new modern city it was a pleasure to see the old building in such a fantastic condition

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank v6arj
Reviewed May 26, 2019

There are several pros to this temple. It's easy to get to via metro, and it's a very budget-friendly tourist option. On the day I visited, entry was free, but you could pay twenty of thirty RMB for incense. I would recommend this temple as...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank KaylaKersey
Reviewed May 7, 2019

Plan your trip early on and have a list of temples, especially this one, to show your hotel's front desk for directions to visit them immediately. Best time is to go early in the day.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Bob B
Reviewed May 4, 2019

The Longhua Temple is easily accessible while in Shanghai. You can reach it via metro (line 7) or via a taxi - both of those options being very easy to follow. The temple has apparently a 1700 years history and is well worth the visit....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank NickInChina1
Reviewed May 1, 2019

If you've never been to a Buddhist temple, you can get a guide and come here. It's really not that big or impressive but your choices are limited in modern city like Shanghai. It's next to the Longhua Martyrs memorial and park which is a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Mike X
Reviewed May 1, 2019 via mobile

Longhua Temple is serenely beautiful Buddha temple in and around Shanghai. It’s worth the visit for travelers and peace seekers. Easily can spend 1-2hours in the temple area. Visited temple around closing hour ( before 4:30pm) and it was very calm and blissful. Will visit...More

Date of experience: May 2019
2  Thank SandeepshastriK
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Response from streaty | Reviewed this property |
get a guide called jo jo guide look it up google. , her last 4 generations still live in shanghai, we went with her and she is totally awesome will tell you every thing you need to know. plus she speaks fluent English and... More
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