Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai

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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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  • One of the few active Buddhist temples in China the Jade was a real highlight fir me when visiting Shanghai; even though I visited quite a few different ones on my trip. It is meticulously kept and al...  more »
  • Loved visiting the temple just before it closed. Highly recommend ringing the bell. The surrounding gardens are beautiful. A must see for those interested in Buddhism.  more »
  • Despite being partially under construction, the Jade Buddha Temple delights by the architectural beauty, allowing the visitor not adept of Buddhism, learn about and enjoy the culture and traditions of the Chinese people.
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  • Beautiful, peaceful temple in the middle of the city. The jade idol invokes devotion, and is surrounded by traditional Chinese architecture, and several other idols
  • Very beautiful temple in middle of Shanghai city. The white jade Buddha idol is devotional. There are many other statues in the temple. Worth visiting.
  • Very beautiful temple in Shanghai. The large white jade Buddha is beautiful. The other Buddhas in the temple are also very beautiful. Very busy on Saturday. Worth a 30 minute visit.
  • I was surprised at how beautiful this temple was, especially after visiting about 20 others in the same few weeks! This temple stood out. There is a stunning contrast between the temple and industrial, skyscraper-filled backdrop, which makes for an amazing photo. Not too busy either!
  • Beautiful and peaceful temple that worth to visit. Like the buildings and landscapes. Many religious items available for sell. ¥20 per visit.

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