The Jade Buddha Temple (simplified Chinese: 玉佛禅寺; traditional Chinese: 玉佛禪寺; pinyin: Yùfó Chán Sì; Shanghainese: Niohveh Zoe Zy, literally Jade Buddha Chan Temple) is a Buddhist temple in Shanghai. It was founded in 1882 with two jade Buddha statues imported to Shanghai from Myanmar by sea. These were a sitting Buddha (1.95 meters tall, 3 tons), 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.
The legend behind the transport of the Buddha statues from Myanmar led to the popular usage of Burmese-style Buddha statues in Chinese temples.
Anabel Hernandez-Mejia | Apr 1, 2018
Beautiful place both buildings & jade figures. I definitly recommend stopping there if visiting Shanghai. A big contrast walking in from the city buildings.
Anna Monaghan | Mar 29, 2018
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.
John Vaille | May 8, 2018
Beautiful. Cheap to enter (¥20, about $3 at the time of writing). Easily accessible.
R R | Apr 20, 2018
Interesting if you are into jade. Otherwise just another temple.
ashutosh kalshetti | Feb 23, 2018
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.
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