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TempleVision | by Andy Brandl (PhotonMix)
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© Andy Brandl / PhotonMix 2011

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Jing'an Temple (Chinese: 静安寺; pinyin: Jìng'ānsì; literally "Temple of Peace and Tranquility") is a Buddhist temple on West Nanjing Lu / Wuning Lu, in Jing'an District, Shanghai, China.

The first temple was built in 247 AD, at the time of the Kingdom of Wu, during the Three Kingdoms period. Originally located beside Suzhou Creek, it was relocated to its current site in 1216 during the Song Dynasty. The current temple was rebuilt once in the Qing Dynasty.


The renovations that went on for the last 1 - 2 years are complete now.


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Taken on February 1, 2011