Shanghai Longhua Temple

Location : No.2853 Longhua Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai



In Shanghai, Longhua Temple is the oldest and largest scenic spot. According to legend, in the Three Kingdoms, Sun Wu Sun Quan was built to honor his mother, and was named after the Buddhist scriptures of the Maitreya Buddha in the Longhua tree. After many years of wind and frost, the Longhua Temple has maintained its architectural simplicity and harmonious architectural beauty. The current Longhua Temple was built during the reign of Emperor Guangxu in the Qing Dynasty, but it basically maintains the original appearance of the Jialan seven-chamber system of the Zen Buddhism in the Song Dynasty. It is a relatively complete group of temple buildings. At present, the north and south axis of Longhua Temple is from south to north. The palace-style buildings are: Maitreya Temple, Tianwang Hall, Daxiong Hall, Sanshengbao Hall, Hualinzhang Room, and Tibetan Classical Building.The temple contains collections of scriptures, gold seals, and Buddha statues from the Tang, Five Dynasties, Ming and Qing Dynasties. The temple of Longhua Temple is magnificent, golden and brilliant, and the Buddha statue is solemn and dignified. There are two different Buddha statues here.



Zip Code




Line 11 Longhua Station

Business hours


Suggeted Duration

2 hours


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