Walking in Shanghai – Fahua Xuewen Temple

Fahua Xuewen Temple (法华学问寺) is located near Shangzhong Road Tunnel (399 Huaxia West Road) in Pudong New District, Shanghai.

The name of the temple is “Fahua”, which is derived from the main classic of the Tiantai Buddhism “The Lotus Sutra”.

The temple is largely in the Tang Dynasty architectural style.

If you enter the temple gate and stand in the forecourt, you will see a large circle of modern concrete high-rise buildings around the periphery of the temple, they surround the temple, in a strong visual contrast, you will feel the maverick presence of the temple, the contrast between the mortal world and the pure world.

Built several years ago, but not all of it has been built yet, the temple is divided into front and back, with the front half being the main public affairs area and the back half being the temple’s internal living area. The overall layout of the temple is simple and straightforward, with a symmetrical layout that makes the temple’s functional areas clear at a glance.

Pudong New District, Shanghai.

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