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Chenxiang Temple

Old Town
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Address: No.29 Chenxiangge Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000, China
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+86 21 6320 3431
05:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 05:00 - 17:00

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Wonderful tranquil complex in the Old City

Situated on a narrow and slightly ramshackle street we loved our visit to this active temple that is home to a large group of Buddhist nuns. Entering and passing by a... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2016
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Reviewed 1 December 2016

Situated on a narrow and slightly ramshackle street we loved our visit to this active temple that is home to a large group of Buddhist nuns. Entering and passing by a beautiful decorative archway, brought us into a peaceful courtyard with lovely buildings. There was much incense burning taking place, with the faithful in devotion in front of the various... More 

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San Francisco
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Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

Tucked in the old town area along a small alley, this Buddhist pavilion offers serenity in an otherwise crowded neighborhood. The place is small, but what it lacks in scale, it makes up in style. I cannot take pictures of the Buddha and deities statues, or the ceiling dome inside, so you'll have to see them for yourself. Try to... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 1 June 2014 via mobile

I wandered in here to escape the torrential rain, and was so glad I did. Entry is 10 yuan but it is a beautiful little temple that is being actively used still. A quiet space with monks praying and locals coming to pay respects. Gorgeous gold engravings and statues. A little shop at the entrance but no one hassles you... More 

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azle tx
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Reviewed 19 March 2014

It says don't take pictures, but I couldn't help myself- the colors, ceilings, carvings, tilework and statues were amazing. (of course I took pics when there were no people present to protect the privacy of prayer)

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Old Town
Shanghai’s original walls live on in the curve of the streets that serve as the border to the old city. An aerial view shows a clear circular outline and parts of the original wall are preserved as monuments to the ancient past. The main tourist attraction of Yuyuan (which means Yu garden, though it is often redundantly referred to as Yuyuan Garden) draws hordes of tourists every day, but wandering the streets around the complex reveals more exciting attractions such as food and antique markets. There are also streets lined with shops peddling everyday wares such as Chinese dining ware and craft notions that can be even more enticing to visitors uninterested in the usual tourist fare.
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