Jade Buddha Temple
This temple dates back to 1882, and is well-known for its remarkable pair of white jade statues of the Buddha in sitting and reclining positions. Visitors can explore the Chamber of Four Heavenly Kings and the Grand Hall, which contains many more Buddhist statues and artworks.
Longhua Temple & Pagoda
The largest and most complete temple complex in all of Shanghai, Longhua Temple and its seven-storey pagoda are well worth the visit during your stay. There are numerous Buddhist artefacts and sculpture to see, and a temple fair is held on the site on March 3rd every year.
The “Temple of Peace and Tranquility” is deservedly named, and has stood on its current site for nearly eight centuries. It consists of three main halls: Mahavira Hall, the Hall of Heavenly Kings and the Three Sage Hall, and makes a fantastically relaxing escape from the bustle of the city.
Shanghai History Museum
Focusing on a hundred years of history since 1843, the Shanghai History Museum contains more than 18,000 artefacts. A combination of wax models, historical documents and scale models tell the compelling story of Shanghai’s development from a small trading port to China’s biggest city and commercial hub.