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Longhua Temple

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Built in the early Song Dynasty (960-1279), it is the oldest and largest temple in Shanghai. It is popularly believed that the temple gained its name Longhua from the legendary “Longhua” tree with branches extending some 20 kilometers, under which...more
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No.2853 Longhua Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China
+86 21 6456 6085
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Though I'm born a catholic, I do enjoy going to Longhua Temple to get my 'Fan Tai Shui' when needed which is a ritual-kind-of-blessing one needs to do pending on their Horoscope. For example, I was born year of the Dragon however this year is...More

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Reviewed 1 November 2018

go and learn about how bud ism is changing the world, a lovely harmonious faith. Saw monks and teachers lovely beautiful would do again but for more time.

Thank streaty
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Unfortunately didn't get the opportunity to go inside but had already been to a large buddhist temple when I was staying in Hangzhou. Looks really beautiful when its all lit up at night.

Thank PaulBlundell
Reviewed 29 October 2018

We visited Longhua Temple with a private guide. It is a very active Temple, and it was very interesting to see the people come to pray, the monks enter, etc. The surroundings of the Temple are very well kept to honor this beautiful place. Extremely...More

Thank bearbunch1
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

For only 10 yen one can enjoy a wonderful authentic temple landscape in life action as people continuously use the temple for praying. wonderful experience

Thank CaptainAndSparrow
Reviewed 14 October 2018

While it is now surrounded by construction walls (Sept. 2018), the pagoda and temple are a well-preserved example of imperial Chinese architecture. Notable is the amount of construction going on around, indicating a major upgrade of the area. Also worth taking a slight detour is...More

Thank JulianC51
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

If you visit Shanghai , you must go to visit the temple . It is a quite a beautiful place . You will touch the spirituality of the place . You will meet many Shanghainese we come there You will also appreciate the pagoda just...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

End of 2016 I visited this temple and I loved it. It was a first time to visit Budha temple. I spent about 2 hours in this temple and it was great opportunity to see here.

Thank erdncksdl
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Spent some time exploring this temple. Some very impressive buddas and was able to see a parade of monks. Impressive

Thank FW0203
Reviewed 5 October 2018

This place is quite charming. It has beautiful gardens and ponds. There are a few different pagoda style buildings. It's worth seeing, but I would not say it was my favorite place to visit.

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