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Temple 사 寺

Jing’an Temple

静安寺

 

Courtesy of http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2004-11/01/content_387373.htm:

The Jing’an Temple, the most famous landmark in Jing’an District, is known as the oldest shrine in the city, dating back even further than the city itself.

Unlike its name, which means “peace and tranquility” in Chinese, the small, garishly decorated temple is always crowded and lively.

Located on bustling Nanjing Road W., which was once known as Jing’an Temple Road, the place is surrounded by towering office buildings and luxurious shopping centers.

Thanks to the unique location, visitors can expect to find curious foreign tourists and fashion icons carrying shopping bags along with pious Buddhists, mostly local old women, at the holy site.

 

 

 

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