Jing’an Temple Tours

Located on bustling Nanjing West Road, and surrounded by modern skyscrapers and shopping malls, Jing’an Temple lives up to its name as the Temple of Peace and Tranquility. Escape from the hustle bustle of Shanghai, learn about the long history of the temple, and admire its impressive statues and relics.
 
The Basics
The temple features multiple halls and courtyards, outstanding woodwork, calligraphy and paintings from famous masters, as well as a few notable statues and relics. Don’t miss the largest jade Buddha statue in China, measuring 12 feet (3.8 meters) tall and weighing 1.2 US tons (1.1 metric tons); a statue of Guanyin carved from camphor, standing 20.4 feet (6.2 meters) and weighing 5.5 US tons (5 metric tons); and an ancient bronze bell from the Ming Dynasty.
 
A number of sightseeing tours feature a stop at Jing’an Temple, along with other attractions like nearby Nanjing Road, the Bund, and Yuyuan Garden. Visit on a hop-on hop-off bus for the most flexibility. Cruise ship passengers and those on a layover may want to consider a customized private tour.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Jing’an Temple is a must-see for those with an interest in history, architecture, or religion.
  • This is a place of worship, so please be quiet and respectful.
  • Entry is free on the first and 15th of each lunar month.
  • The on-site vegetarian restaurant accepts donations.
  • Jing’an temple isn’t wheelchair accessible; there are numerous steps to navigate.
 
How to Get There
Jing-an Temple is located on Nanjing Road, in the Jing-an District. Take the metro, line 2 or 7, to Jing’an Temple Station (Exit 1). You can also take bus 15, 20, 21, 37, 40, 113, 824, or 830 to the temple.
 
When to Get There
The temple is open daily, year-round. It is at its most festive during the Lunar New Year celebrations, and during the annual Temple Fair, celebrated during Buddha’s birthday on the eighth day of the lunar fourth month; during this 3-day celebration, locals sell handicrafts and other goods.
 
History of the Temple
The temple was first built in AD 247, during the Wu Kingdom of the Three Kingdoms Period, and relocated to its present location in 1216, during the Song Dynasty. It became a plastics factory during the Cultural Revolution and was destroyed by a fire in 1972, before being reconstructed and reopened in 1990.
Location
Address: Jing'an District, Shanghai, China
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Shanghai Bus Tour Hop-on Hop-off Premium Ticket including City Top Attraction Admissions

Experience all of Shanghai’s historical highlights and impressive landmarks on a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus tour. Sail past alluring attractions like the People’s Plaza, the Nanpu Bridge, The Bund and the Jade Buddha Temple on a distinctive double-decker bus, and disembark whenever you wish to explore further. Use your pass to discover three distinct routes, all of which visit must-see monuments sure to capture your attention.
  • Duration: 2 days
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4-Hour Private Customized Shanghai City Tour

Rather than struggling to plan your own itinerary, make the most of Shanghai on a private half-day tour. Available morning, afternoon, and night, it’s the perfect introduction for first-time China visitors. Just pick two or three attractions, perhaps the Bund, a Huangpu River cruise, a temple, a skyscraper, or a market, and design your dream day out. Entrance fees are at your own expense: upgrade to include a private car.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Eat Like A Local: Shanghai Night Food Tour

Avoid the hassle of trying to find out where to grab a good meal while in Shanghai. This Shanghai food tour takes you off the beaten path as the sun starts to set so you can taste some of the most authentic regional dishes of the city. Pop into family-run eateries, and sample food, beer, and spirits well liked by locals. You’ll travel in a small group for a more intimate experience as you try up to 15 tastings with a guide who also tells you about the city’s history and culture as you go.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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4-Hour Private Shanghai City Tour including Contemporary Chinese Tea Tasting

This half day private Shanghai city tour will not only allow you to discover the city highlights but also take you to a very unique tea house to taste modern Chinese Tea and special desserts that extremely popular among the young people today. The itinerary of the city tour is 100% customized based on your interests. Whether you want to enjoy a city sightseeing to top attractions or would like to learn about a wide range of Shanghai history, culture, art and etc., your friendly guide will give your a wonderful showcase of this amazing city.
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hrs
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