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Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
3.9/5 based on 900 reviews on the web
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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Jade Buddha Temple and many more Shanghai attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Shanghai itinerary planner.
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  • We went to this temple on a guided tour. It's not the oldest or most ornate temple, but there are several different and beautiful statue versions of the Buddha. The Jade Buddha is a highlight. Upstair...  read more »
  • The monks and the atmosphere in the jade Buddha room is very calming and worth seeing just to experience that. It gives an insight into Buddhism and is cheap enough that it's not a loss if you don't e...  read more »
  • It is average... Not a great experience as it all seems to be tied more to money and luck than to actual Buddhism. 
  • Quite dificult to find, but when you are in it is a very nice place. Lot's of Koi Carp.
  • Beautiful peaceful place. The temple halls are stunning, and we even got a glimpse of monks in some sort of religious service.
  • Beautiful buddhist temple. Don't need any guide to visit it.
  • One of the must visit places if you visit Shanghai. If you're lucky you'll get to see monks doing their rituals.
  • BE AWARE of the shops ripping you off by intentionally adding a "0" on the credit card payment. We just realized after getting back home in California that the shop put 1680 RMB ($273 USD) as opposed to 168 RMB, which was agreed as the purchase price of a wrist band. WATCH OUT!!
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