Originally built about AD 300, this temple has had a tumultuous history of destruction and rebuilding, with a brief stint as a plastics factory during the Cultural Revolution. What you see today dates to the 1980s. The temple's main draw is its copper Hongwu bell, cast in 1183 and weighing 3.5 tons. The gilded temple, on one of Shanghai's busiest thoroughfares, is an interesting contrast to the surrounding skyscrapers, shopping malls, and luxury boutiques.
1686 Nanjing Xi Lu, next to the Jing'an Si subway entrance, Shanghai, 200040, China