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Longhua Temple
    • ADDRESS:
      2853 Longhua Lu,
      near Longhua Park
      龙华路2853, 近龙华烈士陵园
    • PHONE:
      6456 6085
    • WECHAT:
      -
    • AREA:
      Xujiahui
    • METRO:
      10 mins walk from Longcao Rd
    • HOURS:
      Daily, 7am-4.30pm
    • CARDS:
      -
    • WEB:
      -
    • SmartShanghai.com Editor's Description
      The temple itself consists of four main halls housing numerous statues of Buddha and his disciples. Principle features include an ancient iron bell (rung 108 times on the New Year to bring good fortune to mankind) and the Longhua Pagoda dating back to the Song Dynasty. The Pagoda, seen in Steven Spielberg's Empire of the Sun, isn't open to the public. Tourists unafraid of crowds should visit in March when the peach blossoms are in bloom.
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    • Longhua Temple Fair

      On March 3 of every year, in the season of the peach blossom in full bloom here, the traditional Longhua Temple Fair is held ceremoniously. This fair is said to date back to the Ming Dynasty and takes place at the largest, most active...
    • Birthday of the Queen of Heaven

      Burn incense and paper money in honor of Mazu, Queen of Heaven and goddess of the sea and become part of a almost completely unknown religious holiday. Mazu is worshiped by those who have strong sea-faring traditions, as well as migrant...
      • NOT TAGGED | Longhua Temple | on Mon Apr 28 2008
      • 2008-04-28 Finished
    • Longhua Temple Fair

      This fair is said to date back to the Ming Dynasty and takes place at the largest, most active Buddhist temple in Shanghai. This grand Buddhist ceremony is marked by dozens of stalls offering paper-cutting, calligraphy, vegetarian food,...
      • NOT TAGGED | Longhua Temple | Daily until Apr 26 2008
      • 2008-04-08 Finished
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