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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  • Pretty touristy temple. Many rooms to do with beautiful statues. The Buddha of jade carved in one piece is beautiful, it is located in a room to share a little indented. See also another statue of jade with rebuttal and more. A guided tour is recommended to enjoy the temple.
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  • The Jade Buddha Temple is one of the few Buddhist monasteries of Shanghai to be still used for worship, and residents about 70 monks. It is a holy place, in the heart of Shanghai surrounded by skyscrapers and modern buildings. Definitely worth a visit.
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  • Beautiful, quiet temple in old Shanghai. Be sure to look up- some of the best details are in the ceiling. Working temple with monks. Very impressive art and rooms. 20 RMB for entry and worth it. Breat...  more »
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  • Beautiful place both buildings & jade figures. I definitly recommend stopping there if visiting Shanghai. A big contrast walking in from the city buildings.
  • Definitely worth a visit if tourist-ing in Shanghai. Even despite the building works on top of the temple, it was calm with beautiful temples, statues and lots of different spaces. There were lots of people there but I didn't feel like it was overcrowded at any stage.
  • Interesting if you are into jade. Otherwise just another temple.
  • Jade Buddha Monastery, one of the most famous Buddha religious temples, is situated in Shanghai, which is a modern, bustling city in China. It attracts many visitors locally and overseas to Shanghai every year, especially during the Chinese New Year.There are a lot of religious events hosted by the temple. The temple can pursue silent from sound, and is described as a clean land in the busy city. The main and popular structures of the temple are the great Devajara Hall, Mahavira Hall, the Jade Buddha Tower; others are the Kwan-yin Hall, Amitabh Hall, Tang Hall, Dining- Room, also Recumbent Buddha Hall.
  • Nice to see the religious and ancient culture of China here. Also a have to experience to at least go to a temple anywhere in China!
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