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Jingan Temple, Shanghai, China

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Distance from city center: 2.7mi
kachou_n's pictureby kachou_n History & Culture travel tip
added on the 22nd of October, 2010
In Shanghai, ancient temples nestled between high-rise buildings are not an uncommon sight. Jingan Temple, a Buddhist temple built in the 3rd century is practically dwarfed by the sky-scrapers that surround it. It is a small-ish temple, but despite its many renovations and reconstructions, it is beautifully decorated and retains a historical feel.

In the Guanyin Hall of the temple, there's a very interesting camphor wood statues of the goddess Guanyin. Another one of the temple's attractions is the jade Buddha statue, standing 3.8 meters tall, the largest buddha statue in China.

Nanjing West Rd, Shanghai, China

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