Longhua Temple
Longhua Temple
4.5
7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About
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 the Maitreya Buddha was enlightened.
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Sara M
Shanghai, China3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
A beautiful temple, in great condition. The entrance is free, and it’s very easy to get there in metro, as the metro station of Longhua is right next to it.
If in a tight schedule, it’s a good place to go, since you don’t need a tour to enjoy the place, and it can be seen in less than an hour. I still recommend the tours if within the person’s means, as they offer a lot of cool information.
Also, there are donation boxes around the place, which all the money goes to the conservation of the temple.
Written 31 March 2024
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georgie_huia_nz
New Zealand5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Stunning experience - beautiful temple and definitely worth a visit. Was busy when I visited but enjoyed people watching and the experience. Would highly recommend visiting this beautiful temple and pagoda. Easy access via metro.
Written 28 March 2024
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ClaireLouise
Derbyshire, UK367 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Beautiful well maintained temple. 50CNY. Easy access from metro.

I did enjoy having a wander around. Minimal entrance cost. 100% recommend .
Written 25 October 2023
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Jo-Ann
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia15,996 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Couples
First built in 242 AD. Song Dynasty Monastry. It is old but still very well preserved. Good to visit and enjoy the architecture. Wuite a huge compound to cover. Pagoda was under construction when we were there.
Written 15 March 2021
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Kristine K
125 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
Longhua Temple is a spiritual place. It’s sacred. It’s historical. It’s an art historian paradise. It is well maintained. It is one of those places that if you only had 24 hours in Shanghai you must absolutely see, experience, and witness. Minimal entrance fee charged. Easily accessible by Metro. Vegetarian lunch is available and very reasonably priced. Note: My recommendation is to avoid weekends and holidays. For best experience, visit on a week day..
Written 8 September 2020
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K Titimbo
Pasadena, CA85 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
this might be a tourist attraction, but it is also a temple where local people go to pray and do their Buddhist kinds of stuff.
I highly recommend you, it is less crowded that the Lama Temple in Beijing, also smaller.
Written 18 November 2019
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Jeffrey joggin
82 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Many temples in shanghai. None are particularly better than the others. Make sure to see one though and this one isnt bad
Written 7 November 2019
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rogerjm
Olympia, WA1,270 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
We went on a Sunday and it was packed. Having so many people there added to the wonderful experience.

Longhua is the largest Buddhist Temple in Shanghai, and the buildings are worthwhile seeing, as well as experiencing.

There is a restaurant on the grounds and that too should be experienced.

Well worth three hours.
Written 27 October 2019
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Timezone Travelers
Venice, FL1,669 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We enjoyed our visit to this temple. Was informative and spiritual as well. The history is unparrelled and the location convenient. Stroll the grounds.
Written 23 October 2019
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Brussels
22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Outside the temple is a "park." A place to walk around and see monuments and learn some history. I recommend a using a guide.
Written 21 October 2019
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