Jingan Temple is a few blocks from both my old and present apartment, and really is a wonder. Smack in downtown Shanghai, you don’t expect to run into a temple but I think that is part of what makes it so special.
While a friend of Kyle’s was visiting we were able to do the touristy things we often don’t take enough advantage of and do. The temple, following a meal at Din Tai Fung, was one of those things. We started at Jingan Temple and spent the (rainy) day walking around town – a strange way to spend Christmas Eve!