Jingan TempleCurrently Closed
- Address: 1686 Nanjing West Rd, Jing'an, Shanghai, China
- Timings: 07:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +86-2162566366
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:45 Mins
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Courtyard
Located on the West Nanjing Road in the Jing’an District, the name of this temple literally translates to Temple of Peace and Tranquility.
The original temple was constructed in 247 AD during the Period of the Three Kingdoms under the commission of the Wu Dynasty. In 1216, the Buddhist temple was relocated to its current location by the rulers of the Song Dynasty.
The temple premise consists of three main southern style halls. Each of these halls is adorned with their own courtyards. Other attractions of this temple comprise a copper bell of the Ming Dynasty, stone Buddhas from 420 to 589 AD.
- Closed on Occasion.
- Subway Line 2 or Subway Line 7 and get off at Jing'an Temple Station.
- Leave from Exit 1 to the temple directly.
- Bus- 15, 20, 40, 45, 57, 71, 76, 93, 94, 113, 138, 506, 824, 825, 830, 831, 921, 927, 925 or 939 and get off at Jing'an Temple.
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38.97% of people who visit Shanghai include Jingan Temple in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
57.89% of people start their Jingan Temple visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Jingan Temple
92.2% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Jingan Temple
Further west into Shanghai, along the famous Nanjing Road is an even older temple named Jing’an Temple. Built during the romanticised era of the Three Kingdoms, it was moved to its present location during the Song Dynasty. The temple sits in a central location surrounded by modern buildings and malls. Usually, an expiration of Shanghai would begin here and eastward on Nanjing Road until you hit The Bund, as if walking along the lines of history from roughly 200+ AD to the 19th century of the concession era. The magnificent hues of gold and red is quite a sight to behold and is one of the most impressive structures I’ve seen in Shanghai. Old architectural structure, I meant. The current structure is actually restored as it was destroyed in the 70s. Curious trivia: during the Cultural Revolution, this temple was actually a plastics factory. The place can be pretty packed during the day, so I was lucky i went towards the end of the day, where the crowd has dwindled down. Much more peaceful adventure.
Clean and organised metro station. Great location next to Jing'an Temple, great shops and Jing'an park.
Favorite station on my favorite line (line 7) this has everything I like in terms of restaurants, businesses I work with, places I like to hang out at, good coffee shops. Fancy, expensive shops attract a lot of boring rich people. It's also OK line 2, one of my least favorite subway line.
Massive distance between lines. Convenient access to the airport metro.