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Jade Buddha Temple

Located in the western part of Shanghai, Jade Buddha Temple is a venerable and famous Buddhist temple in Shanghai. In 1882, Shanghai built an old temple to keep two jade Buddha statues which had been brought from Burma by a monk named Huigen. However, the temple was destroyed during the revolution that overthrew the Qing Dynasty, so in 1928 on the present site a temple was built to put the two survived jade Buddha Statues, hence the name.

With the sparkling and crystal-clear white jade, these two Buddha statues are really beautiful and sanctity. The 190 centimeters high sitting Buddha is encrusted by the agate and the emerald, portraying the Buddha at the moment of his meditation and enlightenment. While the 96 centimeters long Recumbent Buddha is lying on the right side with the right hand supporting the head and the left hand placing on the left leg, and the sedate face shows the peaceful mood of Sakyamuni when he left this world.

 

There is also another 4 meters long Recumbent Buddha in the temple, which was brought from Singapore by the tenth abbot of the temple in 1989. Moreover, there are many ancient paintings and Buddhist scriptures distributed in the different halls of the temple. Although the history of Jade Buddha Temple is not very long compared with Forbidden City or Great Wall, its classical architectural style and rich treasures make it very famous. With Devajara Hall, Mahavira Hall, Jade Buddha Tower, Kwan-yin Dian Hall, the Amitabha Dian Hall, the Zen Tang Hall, the Dining-Room and the Recumbent Buddha Hall, here have over 7,000 Dazang sutras.

The Jade Buddha Temple is a nice place to enjoy the peaceful and transcendent atmosphere, whether you are a Buddhist or not.

 

Jade Buddha Temple Notes

Admission Fee: CNY 20

Opening Hours: 8:00-17:00 (ordinary days), 5:30-17:00 (Lunar New Year's Day, the 1st and the 15th day of every lunar month)

By Subway: Take Subway Line 7 to Changshou Road Station. Get out from Exit 5 and then walk along Xinhui Road, turn right till Jiangning Road to look for the temple on the right side.

Bus Route: Take bus 19, 206, 738 and get off at Jiangning Road Anyuan Road Station. Take bus 54, 68, 112, 206, 316, 738, 950 and get off at Jiangning Road Haifang Road Station.