The temple was built 247AD in the Wu Kingdom during the Three Kingdoms period of ancient China. At that time it was located beside the Suzhou Creek. It was relocated to its current site in 1216 during the Song Dynasty. The current temple was rebuilt in the Qing Dynasty but during the Cultural Revolution, the temple was converted into a plastic factory. In 1983, it was returned to its original purpose.
The temple has three main halls, Hall of Heavenly Kings, Three Sage Hall and Mahavira Hall. There is a very big bronze bell from the Ming dynasty, beutiful paintings, buddhas etc..
You can easily get here by Metro, and then you get of by Jing An Temple station. And several bus lines stop there too.
1686 Nanjing W Rd, Jing An Si, Jing’an, Shanghai
By Malin Nordblom
Fab Foodie Swede
If you wan’t to use the content or photos please contact: