Fodor's Expert Review Jing'an Temple

Jing'an and Changing Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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 from the 1980s. The temple's main draw is its copper Hongwu bell, cast in 1183 and weighing 3½ tons. The gilded temple, on one of Shanghai's busiest thoroughfares, is an interesting contrast to the surrounding skyscrapers, shopping malls, and luxury boutiques.

Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Quick Facts

1686 Nanjing Xi Lu
Shanghai, Shanghai Shi  200040, China

021-6256–6366

www.shjas.org/

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Rate Includes: Y30, Y50

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