we still had 1/2hr to kill before WT & GY met us at puli hotel.
jinganshi 静安寺 entrance fee was RMB50pax. we decided anyway to enter, just consider donations for upkeep which it is…wouldn’t take long to look see.
jinganshi 静安寺 is one of the most famous temples in Shanghai located at West Nanjing Road, the flourishing downtown area of Shanghai. more importantly next to our hotel puli.
In 1983, it was put on the list of key national protection.
temple has a history of more than 780 years, starting in the Three Kingdoms Period (220-280). In the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279), it was moved to the present location. shanghai’s first tramcar was built with jinganshi 静安寺 as its starting station.
there is a 3 legged shrine @ jinganshi 静安寺.
not easy to throw a coin into the tower/shrine for well wishes. Or i was just really bad at it! lol!
I threw like 10 times to get the first one in..the second was easier.. 🙂
there were 2 beautiful dragon & fish stone slab carvings on the steps leading to mahavira hall 大雄宝殿.
the Mountain Gate (山门), the Mahavira Hall (大雄宝殿), the Hall of Heavenly Kings (天王殿), and the Hall of Three Gods (三圣殿) are the four major architectures in the temple.
the 3.87m jade buddha at the mahavira hall 大雄宝殿.is the tallest in china today.
there is the original temple bell @ mahavira hall jinganshi 静安寺 at the side.
the view looking out from mahavira hall 大雄宝殿 facing the hall of the 4 heavenly kings. the temple entrance is on the left side in the photo.
the guangyin statue is loacted at another building to the right on level 1.
& the hall of the 4 heavenly kings 四大天王 is next to the entrance.
we went to level 2 & walked one round…a nice elevated view of the temple.
the 4 face gold lion.
& laughing buddha.
a close up of the 4 face gold lion.
all in all a quite enjoyable visit. ^^
Chinese name: 静安寺 (Jing An Si)
Location: No.1686 Nanjing West Road, Jing’an District, Shanghai.
Ticket: CNY30, free on incense days (the 1st and 15th days of every lunar month)
Opening time: 07:30-17:00; 04:30-17:00 during the temple fair
Temple fair date: starts from April 8th of Chinese lunar month and last for three days
How to get to Jing’an Temple:
– By buses No.21, 825 and get off at the terminal, Jiaozhou Lu (胶州路); or No.37, 62, 562, 838 and get off at the terminal, Mei Li Yuan (美丽园); or No.40 and get off at the terminal Guoji Guidu Hotel (国际贵都大酒店); or No.15, 20, 45, 71, 76, 93, 94, 113, 138, 506, 824, 830, 831, 921, 927, 925, 939 and airport line No.6 and get off at Jing’an Temple;
– By subway No.2 and get off at the station of Jing’an Temple.