Jin'an Temple

Jin'an Temple - Shanghai Travel Guide

The two-storey pagoda structure of Jin'an Temple stands opposite Jin'an Park and adjacent to the newest mall in Shanghai. Its freshly painted, maize and burnt sienna exterior belie her origins from 247 AD. As the oldest shrine in the city, the locals regard Jin'an mire highly than the tourist favorite Jade Buddha Temple. The former was the site for China's first Buddhist organization in 1912, then during the Cultural Revolution, it was converted into a plastics factory. In 1983, the building was relocated and reverted to its religious functions.