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The Jade Buddha Temple (Chinese: 玉佛禅寺; pinyin: Yùfó Chán Sì; Shanghainese: Niueh-foe-tsaeh-zy, literally Jade Buddha Chan Temple) is a Buddhist temple in Shanghai, China. As with many modern Chinese Buddhist temples, the current temple draws from both the Pure Land and Chan traditions of Mahayana Buddhism. It was founded in 1882 with two jade Buddha statues imported to Shanghai from Burma by sea. These were a sitting Buddha (1.95 meters tall, 3 tonnes), and a smaller reclining Buddha representing the Buddha's death. The temple now also contains a much larger reclining Buddha made of marble, donated from Singapore, and visitors may mistake this larger sculpture for the original, smaller piece.
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.
Interesting if you are into jade. Otherwise just another temple.
Beautiful. Cheap to enter (¥20, about $3 at the time of writing). Easily accessible.
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.
Beautiful place both buildings & jade figures. I definitly recommend stopping there if visiting Shanghai. A big contrast walking in from the city buildings.