Jing'an Temple is on one of the main metro lines, green line 2, that runs through the heart of Shanghai. It's a monument with over 780 years of history, though rennovated after a fire in the 1980's. Even with the crowds, this temple felt a bit tamer. The incense wafted through every walkway, murmured chanting behind private, screened rooms, and the clattering of coins and bells on the giant Ming Dynasty bell. I dabbled a bit in Buddhism last semester, and although I didn't join in the prayers to various Boddhisattvas, you could feel the spiritual reverence. Oh, and there's a mall next door and tons of Western-style cafes right in the vacinity if you're looking to revert to consumerism afterwards ~!