Dominated the western part of bustling Shanghai is a famous Buddhist Temple, known as Jade Buddha Temple. Initially, to keep two jade Buddha statues, an old temple was erected. The smaller one was brought from Burma by a monk named Huigen. After the revolution, the temple was destroyed but fortunately, the statues were saved and Jade Buddha Temple was built on the present site in 1928. The intrinsic features of the Jade Buddha Temple are symmetrical halls and courtyards, upturned eaves, and bright saffron yellow walls.
Inside the temple, there are many valuable masterpieces such as paintings, Buddhist scriptures and Buddha statues. But the most fascinating of these is Sitting Buddha. It was carved with whole white jade, which makes the temple more venerable and beautiful. The Sitting Buddha Statue is 2 meters tall and weigh 205 kg, is decorated with semi-precious stones. Despite the fact that its history isn’t very long, the Jade Buddha Temple still attracts tourists and locals by its old-time and classical architectural style. Whether you are Buddhist or not, the tranquil and sacred atmosphere in Jade Buddha Temple will highlights your trip. Besides, the vegetarian restaurant at Jade Buddha Temple is a place you shouldn’t miss. 80 kinds of appetizing foods await you to savor!