Chen Xiang Temple in Shanghai

This peaceful little monastery located in the western part of the old city of Shanghai is one of my favourite places to visit. It is famous for its Eaglewood statue of Guan Yin Bodhisattva, and it was first built for more than 400 years ago by emperor Wanly! In 1600 Pan Yunduan the owner of Yu Garden got the statue for his mother as he knew she was a Buddhist.

It was rebuilt in 1815 by Emperor Jiaqing by Qing Dynasty. During the Cultural Revolution the monastery was almost destroyed, but the state announced it as one of the places to be kept and it was restored in 1990. In 1996 it was certified as a key national preservation of cultural relics, and today there is a Buddhist College located in the monastery. Address: 29 Chenxiang Pavilion Road, Shanghai

It costs 10 Rmb to visit

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Om Malin Nordblom Mat och dryckesskribent, receptkreatör och ibland även kallskänka/kock i köket på KSLA i Stockholm. Har ena foten i Sverige och den andra i Asien. Nyfiken, alltid hungrig och har gärna ett glas med något gott i handen. Spenderar mycket tid i köket med att hitta på nya recept och de som blir bra postar jag även här.


  • ourcrossings 27 november, 2019 at 11:34 Reply

    Wow, what a beautiful and colourful monastery. Thanks for sharing and safe travels 😀 Aiva

  • ceridwensilverhart 28 november, 2019 at 06:55 Reply

    I’m so glad this place wasn’t destroyed during the revolution! It’s so beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

    • Fab Foodie Swede 28 november, 2019 at 07:47 Reply

      I have the joy of seeing it blooming the last 18 years!


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