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Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai

Monument · Religious Site
An active Buddhist monastery, Jade Buddha Temple contains many rare cultural relics and works of art. As you enter the peaceful Grand Hall, notice many different statues adorned by precious metals. For a symbolic fee, you can enter the temple's northern section to observe the main attraction, two jade statues of Buddha--a sitting and a recumbent one--each decorated with emeralds and agates. At the temple's eastern end, you can find a restaurant serving tasty local dishes for a moderate price. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Shanghai holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Jade Buddha Temple and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • You are surrounded by history and beauty here. Multiple buildings with multiple Buddhas, two of which are carved from single (giant) pieces of jade. Tourists mingle with observant Buddhists and Monks.  more »
  • This is a very active temple, with loads of Buddha's and undoubtedly lots of stories and anecdotes. Unfortunately I ended up without guide to explain to me what was going on, but nevertheless this...  more »
  • This is not the most awe-inspiring monastery which I’ve ever visited. In fact, I think it is slightly over rated. I had this attraction pinned in my to-visit itinerary as it was highly recommended by....  more »
  • A beautiful Mahayana Temple with very beautiful Chinese architecture. There is an entrance fee which costs RMB20. A very relaxing and serene place to contemplate about life. There is no ramp and as such it is a little inconvenient for wheelchairs users as well as children traveling on strollers.
  • This was my first temple to visit and I found it quite interesting, I will definitely recommend this place although be careful with the staff sometimes they don't allow take pics
  • As first-time visitors to Shanghai, my wife and I found this the perfect spot to visit on our first full day here. The temple is located in a busy part of town, amid lots of small eateries and bustling markets. For a small entrance fee you get to spend as much time there as you like, without feeling rushed from one spot to the next. The statues are dazzling and the space feels sacred.
  • A place of peace amidst a huge city The pearl of orient, Shanghái
  • A temple tour was worth a visit. Once I stepped into the holy realm of the Buddha, I could feel the peace in mind. The temple was so clean and well managed.

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