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“A Beautiful temple in the city!”
Review of Jing'an Temple

Jing'an Temple
Ranked #47 of 1,358 things to do in Shanghai
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

I would rate this a must visit!It beautiful temple elegantly built and kept its wood at it’s natural colour. You can also offer incense sticks and candles at the main courtyard. Overall a very spiritual experience.

And a very big plus, it’s just on top of Jing An subway, beside a large shopping mall and lots of resturants!

Thank shuyi m
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

The "distinctive feature" of this temple is this big lantern "standing tall" in the middle of the temple square (I'd been in Japan and seen many stone lanterns where they are like "prevalent" in temples but nowhere there had I seen one as big as the one here!); then there are some golden "miniature structures" that look like towers or pagodas on top of the main temple building; and right outside the entrance, there's a golden four-lion monument (four golden lion statues on a column with each one facing in each of the four directions) which is probably some kind of symbol or such for this temple since its smaller versions can also be found here & there inside on the temple grounds. In any case, there's not that much to do at this temple where you basically walk along the corridors on two levels (above the second level is like off-limits to the public) around the temple square, go into some of the buildings and just take a look at the statues of Buddha & some other deities (there are some beautiful "carving scenes" too in the main temple building which is above the steps on one side of the temple square).

Coming by metro, the station by the same name as the Temple (so Jing'an Temple Station which is on Lines 2 & 7) is where to get off where you'll see the Temple right on that street corner after coming out of the station, and the entrance is just a short walk from the corner but just be sure you get in line for the ticket window (which is right beside the entrance) and not for the window where people buy stuff like I guess offerings & things like that.

Thank Myo M
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Good location accessible for touristic sights but in middle of commercial centres and highways...maybe not the concept of what suppose to be a temple...many others to discover outside the city!

1  Thank Sunshine Z
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

Situated above the Jing'an Temple Station this reconstructed temple is a stunning landmark, definitely worth a visit. It contains many statues of the Buddha in many little temples located around the complex. The entrance fee is 100 YN and rather than a tourist attraction it is a place of prayer and worship which is refreshing in an atheist communist state. My only reservation was the lack of any help to the visit to make sense of what we were seeing. Surely an explanatory booklet could have been provided with the admission fee/

1  Thank 30carat
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

We just wandered in here not knowing really what we had come across. Beautiful marble and timber works. Many people purchasing/burning incense and prayers. Even in our ignorance this was worth the visit. Such a calming experience. There is also a pleasant park across the road they keep cats.

1  Thank Trish C
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