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Shanghai Sights

Longhua Temple (Lónghúa Sì)

  • 2853 Longhua Lu Map It
  • Xujiahui
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Updated 01/05/2015

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Shanghai's largest and most active temple has as its centerpiece a seven-story, eight-sided pagoda. While the temple, which made a cameo in Spielberg's Empire of the Sun, is thought to have been built in the 3rd century, the pagoda dates from the 10th century; it's not open to visitors. Near the front entrance stands a three-story bell tower, where a 3.3-ton bronze bell is rung at midnight every Lunar New Year's Eve. Along the side corridors you'll find a room filled seven rows deep with small golden statues. The third hall is the most impressive. Its three giant Buddhas sit beneath a swirled red and gold dome.

Sight Information


2853 Longhua Lu, Shanghai, 200232, China

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021-6456–6085; 021-6457–6327

Sight Details:

  • Y10
  • Daily 7–4:30

Updated 01/05/2015


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