Temple of the Buddha of Jade

  based on 2 reviews   write a review

Shanghai, China

Temple of the Buddha of Jade Shanghai Reviews

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 !
6 / 6 TravBuddies found this review helpful/trustworthy
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
Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!
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

Related Travel Blogs About Temple of the Buddha of Jade

Jade Buddha Temple and the French Concession
          This morning we awoke at around 8 am and were excited to go experience our first full day in Shanghai. Before embarking on any adventures, we ha…jade Buddha statues that were brought from Burma. The temple also enshrines three majestic, golden Buddhas in its Grand Hall of Magnificence. The temple was beautiful, serene, and worth…
My Recomendation
In 2010, the World Expo will be held in Shanghai, China. The theme is "Better City, Better Life", the Expo will be a variety of performances, events and exhibitions, will show you not only the latest…shanghai says Yuyuan Garden, the Bund, Jade Buddha Temple, Xintiandi. If you have extra day to spend you may also…
a day of sightseeing and meeting the family
Yesterday evening my brother and Mingzhu needed to make a selection of their wedding pictures out of hundred and hundreds of pictures just to bring them this morning to the photographer to be edited …Jade Buddha we needed to be very fast. Tania was the only one of us four who already visited the temple on her previous visit to Shanghai

Check Shanghai Hotel Deals

Shanghai Map
3 reviews - $54
3 reviews - $111
photo by: Chokk