Chenxiang Temple

Chenxiang Temple, Shanghai

Chenxiang Temple
4.5
5:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
5:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
5:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
5:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Tours and Tickets

The area
Address
Neighborhood: Xiaodongmen
How to get there
  • Yuyuan Garden • 4 min walk

4.5
17 reviews
Excellent
9
Very good
5
Average
3
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Kristine K
93 contributions
Reflective. Historical. Kind.
Sep 2020
Quaint. Kind. Peaceful. Reflective. A gem hidden in plain sight. One of the smaller temples in Shanghai, but it's sincere and worth a visit. Small entrance fee of 10 RMB, ticket counter to the left of the entrance gate.
Written September 30, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Helmut
Kirkland, WA4,053 contributions
Small and beautiful
Apr 2018 • Friends
Although outside tourist insanity takes place, this hidden gem is a center of tranquility in the garden area. Definitely worth the entry fee, as I as the only tourist inside. This is a beautiful temple with many spaces and a large Buddha. Highly recommended.
Written April 3, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jarko2015
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,721 contributions
Tranquil temple
Sep 2017 • Solo
Although just around the corner from the always busy and bustling Temple of the Town God, this convent is a far more interesting and relaxing spot to visit, for just RMB10. A lot to see and enjoy with none of the crowds. At the back pavilion, there's an upstairs temple that charges an additional RMB5 but here there is no photography allowed, unlike the rest of the complex.
Written September 16, 2017
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permia
Ireland37,205 contributions
Wonderful tranquil complex in the Old City
Oct 2016 • Couples
Situated on a narrow and slightly ramshackle street we loved our visit to this active temple that is home to a large group of Buddhist nuns.

Entering and passing by a beautiful decorative archway, brought us into a peaceful courtyard with lovely buildings. There was much incense burning taking place, with the faithful in devotion in front of the various religious symbols.

When we arrived the nuns were devoutly praying, kneeling and bowing in the prayer room. On finishing they were smiling and looked very contented.

A major draw was the famous Avalokitesvara statue made of precious wood. Particular intense reverence was evident in its presence.
Written December 1, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

sbudiman
San Francisco, CA275 contributions
Small, but serene
Sep 2015 • Family
Tucked in the old town area along a small alley, this Buddhist pavilion offers serenity in an otherwise crowded neighborhood.

The place is small, but what it lacks in scale, it makes up in style. I cannot take pictures of the Buddha and deities statues, or the ceiling dome inside, so you'll have to see them for yourself. Try to take pictures inside and you'll be loudly reminded not to by the attendant (not nun)

Entrance is 10 rmb, but if you want to see the sandalwood replica statue that is located on the 2nd floor of the backest building, it is another 5 rmb. The replica was made about 2 decades ago because the original was destroyed during the cultural revolution.

On the way out, I overheard a local trying to pick up incense and praying materials by showing the ticket. So, if you want to pray or just want to be more culturally immersed, you can
Written September 19, 2015
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katpolk
Singapore, Singapore53 contributions
A lovely retreat
I wandered in here to escape the torrential rain, and was so glad I did. Entry is 10 yuan but it is a beautiful little temple that is being actively used still. A quiet space with monks praying and locals coming to pay respects. Gorgeous gold engravings and statues. A little shop at the entrance but no one hassles you to buy, even though I stopped to look. So peaceful in an otherwise hectic area.
Written June 1, 2014
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redAzleTX
azle tx282 contributions
bold and colorful
Mar 2014 • Couples
It says don't take pictures, but I couldn't help myself- the colors, ceilings, carvings, tilework and statues were amazing. (of course I took pics when there were no people present to protect the privacy of prayer)
Written March 19, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Chenxiang Temple is open:
  • Sun - Sat 5:00 AM - 5:00 PM