Fazangjiang Temple, Shanghai

Fazangjiang Temple, Shanghai

The Fazangjiang Temple is one of the four important Buddhist temples in Shanghai. The others being the Jade Buddha, the Longhua and the Jing An Temples. It is a major city attraction because of its unique architecture.

The Fazagjiang Temple, located in the Old Town was built in 1924 by the Tiantai Ancestor called the Xingci Master. It occupies an area of 0.4 hectares. It took five years to build and is unique because unlike other temples it has a tower. The entrance door is located in the west unlike other Buddhist temples where worshippers enter from the South. Some parts of the structure have architecture with a unique art deco resemblance.

The Fazangjiang Temple recently underwent extensive restoration. New doors were installed in the main hall. A large modern statue of the Sakyamuni is now found in the hall sitting on top of a lily. There are two gilded walls with images of Arhats. Other walls have golden sculptures of the Buddhist trinity. There is a small shrine dedicated to the God of the Underworld in Buddhism, Dizang Wang.

The modern Fazangjiang Temple is an active place of worship thronging with worshippers, visitors and black robed chanting monks.

Please note that there are two doors at number 271. The one on the left leads into a restaurant, but has a back door to the temple, while the one on the right leads directly into the temple complex.

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Sight Name: Fazangjiang Temple
Sight Location: Shanghai, China
Sight Type: Religious
Guide(s) containing this sight: Places of Worship in Shanghai   Luwan District Walking Tour, Shanghai   Walking Tour: Old City of Shanghai   City Orientation Walking Tour II  

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