Jing'an Temple

Jing'an Temple, Shanghai

Jing'an Temple
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Historic Sites • Religious Sites
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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2-3 hours
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The area
Neighborhood: Jing'an
The heart of this neighborhood is the Jing'an Temple, while the main artery of excitement and entertainment is West Nanjing Road. Large, flashy malls, luxe residential high-rises and trendy nightlife areas can be found along West Nanjing Road, but areas off the busy street have quiet cafes and independent boutiques.
How to get there
  • Jing'an Temple • 1 min walk
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Deanosaur89
Edmonton, Canada1,613 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Temple area is nice and it was not too busy when we went in July 2021. Lots of cool wood carving and ornate pieces. The temple is just outside Jing An Station and is surrounded with good restaurants and malls. Quite a few areas were closed and locked up including the bell and drum tower so we weren't able to see as much as we would have liked.

The cost to enter was 50 yuan and we spent about an hour here. Have your health codes ready.
Written August 6, 2021
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Jo-Ann
Shanghai, China15,236 contributions
Feb 2021 • Couples
Entrance fee was RMB100! Bell tower was closed. Drum tower was closed. The room with the 3 Gods was closed. All we could do was walk one round and visit the 3 prayer halls.
Written February 15, 2021
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taqqie
Utrecht, The Netherlands3,454 contributions
Dec 2019
First of all, this ancient temple by itself is absolutely marvelous. Fantastically decorated, full of mystery and history. You can easily spend a few hours here.
Having said that, it's pretty well-known, next to one of the busiest metro stations and surrounded by high rising blocks of apartment flats / offices (with even more being built). So you'll see many groups of tourists, sometimes showing annoying, disrespectful behaviour, while it's impossible to ignore the ultra modern vibe / noise of the surrounding.
Nevertheless, still recommended. Also the neighbourhood north of the temple is nice and cosy.
Written November 17, 2020
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CLKAB
Tokyo, Japan3 contributions
Dec 2019
This is a beautiful temple, the main problem of this attraction is that there are far too many people. It's hard to find a quiet place in Shanghai.
Written November 13, 2020
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ChrisThomasTravels
Ossining, NY542 contributions
Dec 2019
Fun to walk around this site and observe traditional architecture. This is a rare find, in a city that has been taken over by modern development.
Written November 12, 2020
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LoveTravelling1116
Singapore, Singapore660 contributions
Sep 2019
Jing’an Temple, like any other typical Chinese monastery, is preserved in traditional Chinese architecture. It is an ancient temple with a history and houses different Buddha in multiple shrines, and mainly attracts devout local Buddhists to pray. There are lesser tourists in this temple compared with Jade Buddha Temple. The temple is generally well preserved, though slightly aged.

Like other temples, there is an entrance fee of RMB 50 per person, and additional charges for the purchase of incense for prayer. This is a peaceful temple, and I chanced upon 2-3 Caucasians during my trip here. Though there are two levels to this temple, its actually quite a small space and one can finish touring within less than an hour. This temple is not really that photogenic but its worth visiting once. There is a small souvenir shop beside this temple too, but we didn’t fancy anything there. At the time of our visit, there was a mass selling of mooncakes at RMB 9 per mooncake, and we decided to purchase 18 of it back home.

Jing’an Temple is located just outside of Jing'an Temple train station in the midst of modern high-rise offices, and is extremely easy to find. There is a mouth-watering four-storey vegetarian restaurant called Jen Dow vegetarian restaurant that serves awesome and affordable vegetarian meals just next to this temple. It is highly recommended to dine-in to this vegetarian restaurant after prayer for a complete Buddhist experience!
Written July 19, 2020
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Scott Johnson
Cheshire, UK141 contributions
Jul 2019
I popped up th eroad on my first venture and found this Jing'an Temple,
Th design here is amazing, the details are truly impressive, built in 276AD.
Burn incense, pray and throw money into the the lucky Incense burner in the court yard.
Shops around the side have some great tea sets on offer
Written May 12, 2020
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Wendy L
Jackson Heights, NY234 contributions
Dec 2019
This magnificent temple, built in 276 AD is incredibly beautiful. The architecture is magnificent; a beautiful temple with a courtyard, where worshippers burn incense and pray. It's a sacred place, and feels so. There's something to see everywhere - the gorgeous chairs where people place coins on their edges, the buddhas, the golden carp and elephants that adorn the buildings. In the middle of bustling Shanghai it's a place of great beauty and peace.
Written January 6, 2020
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Fine_Dining_Blogger
Ludwigsburg, Germany258 contributions
Dec 2019
We been a couple time there and it is again and again very impressive. So in my opinion there is no need to book a tour for visiting. Just go there and explore it by yourself!
Written December 23, 2019
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William A
Shanghai, China78 contributions
Oct 2019
One temple, Two temple, three temple..... This one is golden.. couple bucks to walk in and walk in a circle.. Im not a museum guy or sight seeing person. Went with friends visiting. Walked in for 20 minutes and then left. Cool to see once.
Written December 23, 2019
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