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Longhua Temple is the oldest and largest Buddhist architecture in Shanghai area

Longhua Temple is the oldest and largest Buddhist architecture in Shanghai area. It was built sometime between the Five Dynasties and the Northern Song Dynasty. The Temple is complete in terms of buildings, and on the same axis are located the Maitreya Hall, the Hall of Heavenly Kings, the Grand Hall, and the Hall of Three Sages. There stands an octagonal, seven-story and 40-meter-high pagoda built in the Song Dynasty in the temple. Each story of the pagoda features upturned eaves and winding balustrades. The temple, the pagoda, the temple fair and the evening bell chiming constitute a religious tourist attraction.

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