Longhua Temple to reopen with reservations

Tian Shengjie
The temple in Xuhui District will welcome the public again from Wednesday. Daily admissions will be limited and guests are required to book in advance.
Tian Shengjie

Longhua Temple in Xuhui District will reopen to the public on Wednesday as the novel coronavirus pandemic wanes in China, temple authorities said on Tuesday.

Visitors should make a reservation seven days before going to the temple by using the official Wechat account “longhuasi,” the temple said.

No more than 2,000 people will be allowed to visit the temple each day. The opening time is between 8am and 4:30pm, according to the temple.

Visitors should bring their identity card and show their health QR code and reservation QR code at the gate of the temple, and wear masks while inside.

To prevent gathering, the Arhat Hall, the Thousand-hand Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva Hall and the lecture hall will still be closed, as will the vegetarian restaurant. The temple will not receive tour groups, it said.

The temple has been closed since January 24, or Chinese New Year's Eve, due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The Jade Buddha Temple in Putuo District has reopened to visitors since Friday with similar policies.

Longhua Temple to reopen with reservations

The QR code for the public to make reservations to Longhua Temple.

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