An active Buddhist monastery, Jade Buddha Temple contains many rare cultural relics and works of art. As you enter the peaceful Grand Hall, notice many different statues adorned by precious metals. For a symbolic fee, you can enter the temple's northern section to observe the main attraction, two jade statues of Buddha--a sitting and a recumbent one--each decorated with emeralds and agates. At the temple's eastern end, you can find a restaurant serving tasty local dishes for a moderate price. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Shanghai holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Jade Buddha Temple and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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Jade Buddha Temple Reviews
You don't need long here but it is worth seeing. you may have to wait a little while to see the jade buddha as lots of tour groups come through but they don't stay long. more »
Peaceful gardens and museum. Well worth a visit. The 2 jade statues are the main draw. Can get crowded as it is popular with tour groups. more »
A beautiful Mahayana Temple with very beautiful Chinese architecture. There is an entrance fee which costs RMB20. A very relaxing and serene place to contemplate about life. There is no ramp and as such it is a little inconvenient for wheelchairs users as well as children traveling on strollers.
This was my first temple to visit and I found it quite interesting, I will definitely recommend this place although be careful with the staff sometimes they don't allow take pics
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