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  • Longhua Temple

    2853 Longhua Lu, near Longhua Park

    龙华路2853, 近龙华烈士陵园

    6456 6085
    Longhua Temple, which appeared in Steven Spielberg's Empire of the Sun, dates back to the Song Dynasty. Big, beautiful camphor trees grow in its large courtyard, making it...
    Longhua Temple Shanghai
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    Xuhui
  • Jade Buddha Temple

    170 Anyuan Lu, near Jiangning Lu

    安远路170号, 近江宁西路

    6266 3668
    The Jade Buddha Temple is Shanghai’s most touristy temple but there are lots of ways for residents to enjoy it as well. There’s a new teahouse inside the temple...
    Jade Buddha Temple Shanghai
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    Putuo
  • Jing'an Temple

    1686 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Huashan Lu

    南京西路1686号, 近华山路

    6256 6366
    Unmissable. This temple supposedly goes back to 1247, when it was moved to its current location after already existing for 1,000 years. Supposedly. There are a lot of myths...
    Jing'an Temple Shanghai
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    Jing'an
  • Xiahai Temple

    73 Kunming Lu, near Haimen Lu

    昆明路, 近海门路

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    Built during the late Qing Dynasty, Xiahai Temple originally honored the sea goddess Mazu (妈祖). It was once a small temple constructed on the docks where boats could enter the...
    Xiahai Temple Shanghai
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    Hongkou
  • Zhen Ru Temple

    399 Lanxi Lu, near Tongchuan Lu

    兰溪路399号, 近铜川路

    6297 1581
    “Zhenru” (真如) is the Chinese translation of a philosophical Buddhist term, “tathata”, or “suchness”.  The temple was finished in 1320,...
    Zhen Ru Temple Shanghai
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    Putuo
  • Fa Zang Jiang Temple

    271 Ji'an Lu, near Fuxing Zhong Lu

    吉安路271号, 近复兴中路

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    Fa Zang Jiang Temple is the only Buddhist monastery in Shanghai to practice Tendai Hokke (天台法华宗), a Zen style that was founded in China and has been practiced in Japan for more...
    Fa Zang Jiang Temple Shanghai
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    Huangpu
  • Jiading Confucius Temple

    183 Jiading Nan Dajie, near Tacheng Lu

    嘉定南大街183号, 近塔城路

    5953 0739
    Yea, this one is in Jiading but it’s worth making a half-day trip for. For more than 800 years, this temple has been known as the site to pay respects to famous Chinese...
    Jiading Confucius Temple Shanghai
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    Jiading
  • Cixiu Nunnery

    15 Zhenling Jie, near Fangbang Zhong Lu

    榛岭街15号, 近方浜中路

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    Cixiu Nunnery, built in 1870, was once a private monastery belonging to a Shanghainese family, surnamed Huang. In 1917, a fire destroyed it and the Huang family relied on...
    Cixiu Nunnery Shanghai
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    Huangpu
  • Bai Yun Temple

    239 Dajing Lu, near Qinglian Jie

    大境路239号, 近青莲街

    6328 6728
    Bai Yun is a Taoist temple, a minority in Buddhist Shanghai. Compared to the nearby City God Temple, Bai Yun Temple is less touristy. Throughout history, Taoism in China has...
    Bai Yun Temple Shanghai
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    Huangpu