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Jing An Buddhist Temple
Jing An Buddhist Temple
Image No. CH1A1628  –  © 2005 Alan Madras
Currently in the middle of Shanghai, the original Jing An temple was built on this site in 1216. Totally rebuilt with nothing old remaining, this new temple opened in 2005. Unsure whether the resident monks and devotees are authentic or mere implements of propaganda, we would like to give them the benefit of the doubt