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Jade Buddha Temple

Jade Buddha Temple

The Jade Buddha Temple is one of the most famous Buddhist temples to be found in Shanghai. The temple is built between 1911 and 1918 in the style of the Song Dynasty, with symmetrical halls and courtyards, upturned eaves, and bright yellow walls. The White Jade Buddhas were brought here from Burma in the nineteenth century. One is seated while the other is in the recumbent position of Sakyamuni symbolizing the Buddha's attainment of enlightenment or nirvana. The temple also has some impressive images of the Heavenly Kings. Although many people come to worship each day and burn incense at this very holy and active shrine, visitors are welcomed.


Admission fee: RMB10/p.p


In February the temple is very  busy during the Lunar New Year, when some 20,000 Chinese Buddhists through to pray for prosperity.

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