Jing'an Temple
Jing'an Temple
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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
About
Duration: 2-3 hours
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The area
Neighbourhood: 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.
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  • Jing'an Temple • 1 min walk
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Muzzamuzzamuzza
Wellington, New Zealand137 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Buddhist temples in China are like cathedrals in Europe - the first one is exciting, the second one is interesting, and after that they all look the same. Jing'an is definitely worth a visit if you have not been to many temples. The architecture is beautiful, it is an active temple, and the location is very convenient being directly above a metro station named after it.
Written 10 January 2024
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Tay E Cuia Na China
Suzhou, China283 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
QuickWe visited with our two boys, a two-year-old and a teenager. We all had fun, and there were a lot of corners and nooks to discover. The place is well-kept and beautiful. It is well-located and easy to access. Well worth the visit.
Written 31 July 2023
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Martin A
Suzhou, China2,982 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
This temple is very popular with tourists, especially foreigners, including lots of people from India. It's an Indian style temple with statues of the four lions as well as four big Buddhas. One of the custodians was quite rude. It doesn't take two or three hours to see this place; half an hour is plenty. Or less. At night it's lit up and looks impressive. The temples is across the street from the historic Paramount theatre, now a restaurant, and surrounded by dealerships for high end cars. What would Buddha say?
Written 16 July 2023
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Dazzahh
Shanghai, China120 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Tickets are 50RMB - open daily 7am to 5pm according to Smart Shanghai).

It say here that 2-3 hours is needed we were there for less than one and that was fine.

Having seen the temple from outside on a number of occasions (living in in Shanghai since summer 2020) we finally got around to being in the area when it is open so we went in. It does look amazing at night.

That was after trying to buy tickets - scanned a QR code, requested a text verification but it never came. Same thing for my wife (she isn't local either) luckily we had cash (can't remember the last time we carried any so we were sent inside and off into the room at the right, under the bell tower, which seems to be a place just for donations; there was a walled area in the middle with coins and notes, like a dry wishing well.
It wasn't too busy (four days before the new lunar year) so it was very pleasant to walk around.
Now that we have seen the temple I will only go back when my parents visit, I do not need to see it again.
Written 24 January 2023
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PHR67
Beijing, China363 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
A large, modern buddhist temple in the middle of the city. It is worth a quick visit, but not much more.
Written 22 January 2023
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Azita-1
Princeton Junction, NJ32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
As a working Buddhist template it is certainly a site to visit. It is an ancient site in the middle of modern high rise buildings and malls. There were a few signs in English. We were able to watch a ceremony which looked like a memorial. We also saw regular people as well as monks praying and a hall with magnificent embroideries on display. Across the street the Jing 'an park was lively with a group of older people dancing and singing as well as families on a walk or enjoying the many cafes.
Written 27 February 2022
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Deanosaur89
Edmonton, Canada2,242 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 6 August 2021
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Jo-Ann
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia15,996 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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 15 February 2021
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taqqie
Utrecht, The Netherlands3,459 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 17 November 2020
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CLKAB
Tokyo, Japan3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 13 November 2020
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