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  • Address: Anyuan Lu, Shanghai, China
  • Hours: Open daily 8am - 5pm
  • Admission: ¥ 20

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Jade Buddha Temple (Yufo Si)

Yufo Si is a working Buddhist community - one of the few in China - but the star attractions of the Jade Buddha Temple are two figures brought to Shanghai by a Burmese monk in the 19th century. 

The most impressive is the sitting Buddha, a 1.9 m (6.5 ft) giant encrusted with semi-precious stones. This Buddha is sitting in the pose which captures the moment of his enlightenment by meditation. The other Buddha is smaller and in the attitude of 'happy repose', as he goes peacefully to death. Both Buddhas are carved from white jade. Facing the reclining Buddha is a large copy in stone, brought to the monastery from Singapore. 

These are the main points of a visit to the temple, but take a look at the halls while you're there, particularly the Grand Hall with its golden 'Gods of the Twenty Heavens'. There's also a restaurant that serves the public, with a simple downstairs and a swankier upstairs.

Practical Info

The Jade Buddha Temple is in the Western part of Shanghai. It's possible to get there by train, but it involves several changes. The simplest way is to get bus 19 from Broadway Mansions and take it to Anyuan Lu.

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