JADE BUDDHA TEMPLE

Jade Buddha Temple

Shanghai, China

Jade Buddha Temple is a famous Buddhist temple situated at Number 170, Anyuan Road, Putuo District in the western part of Shanghai. It was built in 1882 to conserve the two jade Buddha statues that were brought from Burma by Huigen, a monk. It was destroyed during the revolution that toppled the Qing Dynasty but the statues were intact and the temple was rebuilt on its present site in 1928. The statues, Sitting Buddha and Recumbent Buddha, are wonderful pieces of art made with white jade which gives them the beauty of divinity. You will also find various ancient paintings as well as Buddhist scriptures in the temple.

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