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Huzhu Pagoda
The Huzhu Pagoda is situated on Tianma Shan the highest hill in Shanghai. During World War II, invading Japanese troops burned to ashes the largest temple on the Tianma Shan Hill and took precious Buddha statues back to Japan with them. A wonderful pagoda, however, survived. The Huzhu Pagoda out-leans the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy by more than one degree, according to a report in the People's Daily. Built in 1079, the seven-tiered, octagonal pagoda is 20 metres ... more
She Shan Cathedral
She Shan Cathedral is located on the western peak of She Shan Hill. It is the largest Christian church building in East Asia and was at one time the destination of pilgrims from across Asia. The official name of the church is the Church of the Holy Mother in China. The first church on She Shan hill was built in 1863. During the Taiping Rebellion, Jesuit missionaries bought a plot of land on the southern slopes of the hill. A derelict Buddhist monastery had stood ... more
She Shan Hill
She Shan is a 90-meter hill in Shanghai, 30 kilometers away from downtown Shanghai. She Shan Cathedral is located on the western peak of She Shan Hill. It is the largest Christian church building in East Asia and was at one time the destination of pilgrims from across Asia. The church was completed in 1935. The Sheshan observatory is on the top of West Sheshan Hill, the highest geological point in Shanghai. The oldest building of the observatory was first ... more
She Shan Observatory
The Sheshan observatory is on the top of West Sheshan Hill, the highest geological point in Shanghai. It has two areas, one to the west of the She Shan Cathedral, and the other to the east. The two areas are known as the new and old areas respectively. The old area was first founded by a French catholic missionary in 1900. Now the French-style construction has become an astronomical museum, with a 40cm double refracting telescope also built in 1900, which ... more
Songjiang Mosque
The Songjiang Mosque, located at Songjiang District, is the oldest mosque in Shanghai City. The mosque was first established during the Zhizheng reign (1341-1368) of the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368). During the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), the government ordered to rebuild the mosque in 1391. After that, the mosque underwent three expansions in the dynasty. During the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), it experienced four renovations. Therefore, the mosque still keeps the architectural ... more
Square Pagoda
It is also named Xingshengjiao pagoda, which was built sometime between 1068 and 1077 during the Northern Song Dynasty. Many changes were made during repairs in the Ming and Qing dynasties, but the main structure and style remained Northern Song Dynasty. In 1974 the staircase on the ground floor was rebuilt and the pagoda was restored to the style of the Northern Song Dynasty. Each side of the square pagoda's ground floor is six meters long. The first story has ... more
Tianma Shan Hill
The name translates as "Heavenly Horse", Tianma Shan Hill lies 10 kilometres to the southwest of Sheshan Hill. The hill looks like a winged horse about to take to flight, hence its name. Tianma Shan is the largest forest area and the highest elevation of mountains in Shanghai. A seven-tiered pagoda built in 1079 is situated on the hill. ... more
Xilin Pagoda
Xilin Pagoda standing in Songjiang District. It was originally built in the Xianchun reign (1265-1274) of the Southern Song Dynasty. There used to be a Xilin Temple with a pagoda called Chong'en, popularly known as Xilin Pagoda. Rebuilt in 1387, the Hongwu reign in the Ming Dynasty, with the name changed to Yuanying. Built of brick and wood the pagoda is an octahedron of seven stories with stone staircase built inside which is still intact. Due to a long time ... more
Yuehu Lake
Yuehu, the name translates as "Moon Lake", located in She Shan area, it's Shanghai's largest artificial lake. ... more
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