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Jade Buddha Temple

170 An Yuan Road, Shanghai, China
021-62663668
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As featured in 3 days in Shanghai
Ranked #31 of 838 attractions in Shanghai
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Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Monuments/ Statues
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This Chinese Buddhist Temple hosts two jade Buddha statues imported from Burma, along with many other cultural relics. It is a peaceful refuge from... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Los Altos, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I visited many temples while in Shanghai, but this was my favorite. Great neighborhood to explore, nice views. very crowded and there are nuances that a guide would help with, from a non-Buddhist POV

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Xi'an, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is the second time I've seen the Jade Buddha, and both times I have been drawn by the beauty and tranquility of the figure and the setting. Worth reading the page on Wikipedia briefly before you go in, or spring for a guide! Wish we had had the second option.

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Bangalore, India
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

It was my first visit to a buddha temple in general. I could see the lotus candles, insence sticks and the monks in their evening prayer. The temple has 20+ very big idols sorrounding the three main idols across the temple. I still need to understand what all these idols signify.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Our visit to the Jade Buddha Temple was the first stop on our Shanghai tour. It was very interesting to see many of the locals in the courtyard praying and burning joss sticks. The statues were beautiful and totally amazing to see and photograph. This being said,some of them are difficult to get close to due to the architecture of... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Ventured here on a rainy day, and I mean torrential rain. I am so glad we did not let that deter us. We almost missed the entrance (had to ask a local) due to some street construction and of course the hoards of umbrellas blocking the way. Once we purchased our admission and were given incense (wasn't expected but glad... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

There is nothing pretentious or particularly impressive to see from the passing road but once inside this is a hugely impressive Buddha Temple. It is located a little bit away from the centre of Shanghai but, with entry being included as part of the Big Bus Tour, it is definitely worth making the effort to go to. There are numerous... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We went to the Jade Buddha Temple on our fourth day in Shanghai. It was quite impressive. The best part of our experience happened by luck….we arrived just as the monks were beginning their afternoon prayer. It was so beautiful to watch. A few other tourists were gathered around the main door watching and listening, so my daughter and I... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Went in April In the Easter holiday of school. It was very quiet- we were one of the only groups of tourists there. Apart from us were just a few Chinese people going about their rituals and it was a beautiful place, we weren't put off by the rain. A man was selling personalised calligraphy and the gift shop is... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

If you visited other Buda temples before, this is just reasonable but anyway I think this is one of the must go sites of old Xhanghai. Interesting small temple but with few monks visible and sometimes overcrowded with turists. Nothing spectacular.

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The Jade Buddha is well worth a visit. As soon as you enter you are approached by a guide who insists you come to the shop and then just as insistent that you eat at the vego restaurant.Making your own way around and seeing things for yourself is the best way to go.

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