Temple of the Buddha of Jade

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Johnpro Johnpro
208 reviews
Jade Buddha Temple Aug 13, 2010
Maybe the greatest temple at Shanghai !

The Jade Buddha Temple is a nice religion tune in the bustling city .

The temple was destroyed during the revolution that overthrew the Qing Dynasty. Fortunately the jade Buddha statues were saved and a new temple was built on the present site in 1928. It was named the Jade Buddha Temple.

The two precious jade Buddhist statues are not only rare cultural relics but also porcelain artworks. Both the Sitting Buddha and the Recumbent Buddha are carved with whole white jade. The sparkling and crystal-clear white jade gives the Buddhas the beauty of sanctity and make them more vivid.

The Sitting Buddha is 190 centimeters high and encrusted by the agate and the emerald, portraying the Buddha at the moment of his meditation and enlightenment. The Recumbent Buddha is 96 centimeters long, lying on the right side with the right hand supporting the head and the left hand placing on the left leg, this shape is called the 'lucky repose'.

The sedate face shows the peaceful mood of Sakyamuni when he left this world. In the temple there is also another Recumbent Buddha which is four meters long and was brought from Singapore by the tenth abbot of the temple in 1989. Furthermore there are many other ancient paintings and Buddhist scriptures distributed in the different halls of the temple .

Some photos available to have a look !
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Johnpro says:
Thank you very much Jessica :)
Posted on: Dec 10, 2011
six2midnight says:
Posted on: Dec 10, 2011
Johnpro says:
Thank you very much Monica :)
Posted on: Dec 10, 2011
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pacovera pacovera
64 reviews
Jul 27, 2006
Constructed in 1882 to lodge to two statues brought from Burma. The main thing is the statues and the ceremonies that are celebrated every day.Construido en 1882 para albergar a dos estatuas traídas desde Birmania. Lo principal son las estatuas y las ceremonias que se celebran cada día

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