"Visit the Jade Buddha Temple." Jade Buddha Temple Tip by seagoingJLW

Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai: 25 reviews and 56 photos

by seagoingJLW

This is the most famous Buddhist Temple in Shanghai.

In 1882 the monk Huigen brought 5 jade buddha statues from Burma. He left 2 of them in Shanghai building a temple there to keep them. In 1918 the old temple burned and the present one was built.

The temple consists of three main halls and two courtyards. The first hall is Tianwand Dian Hall, the second is Daxiong Baodian, and the third is the Jade Buddha Tower. The white jade buddha, which was brought from Burma, is two meters high and encrusted with jewels weighing in at 1,000 kg.

Address: 170 An Yuan Road
Directions: located at corner of Jiangning Road, Putuo District
Phone: 021-62663668
Website: http://www.yufotemple.com/

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  • Updated Jan 13, 2003
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