Longhua Temple is the oldest and largest ancient temple in Shanghai. According to legend, Longhua Temple was built by Sun Quan during the Three Kingdoms period for his mother, more than 1700 years ago.
In the third year of Zhiping in the Northern Song Dynasty (1066 AD), Longhua Temple was renamed “Kongxiang Temple”.
During the Yongle period of the Ming Dynasty (1403-1424 AD), the original name “Longhua Temple” was restored.
In the Ming Dynasty, Longhua Temple was given the title of “Da Xingguo Wanshou Cihua Temple”.
The name of Longhua Temple comes from the allusion in Buddhist scriptures that Maitreya Bodhisattva became a Buddha under the Longhua tree.
Following the camera, let’s take a virtual trip to Longhua Temple.
Location: No.2853 Longhua Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai