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Address: 170 An Yuan Road, Shanghai, China
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+86 21 6266 3668
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08:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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This Chinese Buddhist Temple hosts two jade Buddha statues imported from...

This Chinese Buddhist Temple hosts two jade Buddha statues imported from Burma, along with many other cultural relics. It is a peaceful refuge from the modern bustle of Shanghai, where monks may be seen and heard conducting Buddhist ceremonies.

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We saw a fair few temples in China on our trip and this was one of the bigger and better ones. Be aware that once you pay the entrance fee there is a further entrance fee if you... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Guadalajara, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

the most beautiful temple that i saw in china, you can see the Jade Buddha and get a candle for $1 USD to make your pledge , is a lot of security people watching the building.

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Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We saw a fair few temples in China on our trip and this was one of the bigger and better ones. Be aware that once you pay the entrance fee there is a further entrance fee if you wish to also see the Jade Budda. Go early as this place is very popular with larger foreign tour groups.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This temple is really a complex of worship and meditation halls containing multiple buddha and boddhisatva statues many of which are beautifully coated in gold leaf. The central building contains the jade buddha located on its second floor. It is beautiful but to my taste the reclining boddhisatva (which is larger) is every bit as impressive. This is an active... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The jade Buddha temple was one of the most memorable experiences of my life. We visited during Chinese New Year when it had many visitors who were praying and burning incense. The whole temple was decorated in beautiful ribbons and well worth the price of 20RNB p.p. The statues were incredible in size and design, and space was so clean... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It sits in a side street in busy, noisy Shanghai and yet it has a certain tranquility despite the mobs of tourists and worshipers.The Buddha itself is admirable but so are the many other carvings and gods. The buildings are interesting too. Expect a lot of fellow visitors.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The complex is fairly large and people prey a lot, many monks. The jade Buddha is quite small and grayish (no photos allowed), upstairs in a small building. Easy to miss if you don’t pay attention.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Loved walking around this area and inside. It was interesting seeing the new residence mixed in . Monks were walking everywhere. Go and make sure you walk around the neighbourhood too it's fantastic.

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Rennes, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

A bit crowded, try not to buy souvenirs inside. The surroundings offer better prices on souvenirs and it is close to commercial areas.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Surprised to find the management is renovating the temple. The new roof tiles and new Buddha statues are beautiful and has certainly raised the temple structure to the next level. It now looks like a Japanese temple which means the like of Temples in Tang Dynasty although it is important to note that this Temple was built in late Qing.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

The most famous of the temples of Shanghai. It was built in 1882 for the two jade Buddha statues brought from Burma. However, its present location, the temple took in 1918, when a fire almost completely destroyed the temple elsewhere. Nearly 30 years the temple was closed. Open it again in 1980. Stored in the temple, the majestic statue of... More 

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