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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  • If you are wandering around Shanghei and comparing temples, this is a not to be missed. .Inner peace  more »
  • Because there is also a monastery, you can see the one or the other monk ever... The Jade Buddha is impressive and he gives a nice souvenir shop, where there was even not the usual odds and ends.
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  • Beautiful, really mesmerizing. Stood the smell of incense, drumming rain, so cozy, good. The Temple of 200 years. Entry 20 Yuan per person, there are almost no people.
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  • Temples a little above average, it is nothing too impressive and it above average expensive. It was one of the temples I would skip.
  • The entry fee to this temple is also RMB 30/- same as the Longhua temple. But the similarity doesn’t end there and can be seen in construction and the halls of the temple. Apart from the Jade Buddha statue there was nothing to impress me. This venue turned out to be a waste of time for me and hence I decided not to go to any more temples of Buddha.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!

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