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“A treat!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Jade Buddha Temple

Jade Buddha Temple
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$97.50*
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Private Half-Day Tour of Old Shanghai
Ranked #25 of 1,312 things to do in Shanghai
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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 the modern bustle of Shanghai, where monks may be seen and heard conducting Buddhist ceremonies.
Shanghai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A treat!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2014

I can't believe people would write a negative review about the Jade Buddha Temple (aka Yufo Temple)! It's very lovely and is worth the time to visit. I guess they just don't understand what makes this temple special. It was founded by Hui Gen in the 1880's. He was gifted 5 jade Buddha statues while in Burma - and he built this temple that house two of the statues The sitting Buddha is about 2 meters tall and weighs 3 tons! You cannot take pictures of this beautifully carved Buddha but it is well worth a visit. The grounds are lovely, well kept, and have lots of statues and carvings to admire.

This is still a functioning temple with resident monks there which adds to the experience. There is also a vegetarian restaurant on the premises as well as a koi pond. I highly recommend buying a bag of koi food (it's cheap and supports the temple) to hand feed the fish! They are very friendly and can be petted - it's also considered good luck to hand feed koi!

Overall, I had a wonderful time here and since I live in Shanghai I will definitely go again.

Visited September 2013
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“Not worth visiting”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2014

The temple is very small and so commercialized. The entrance fees is also quite expensive given that there is not much to see inside. It may be because I have been to so many Buddhist temples. So, comparing to other places I have been in countries like Myanmar, Thailand, etc. it fails to impress me.

Visited January 2014
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Germantown, Maryland
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“Not as good as Longhua Temple”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014

Jade buddha temple has more hype than its architecture and feel. I found Longhua Temple, slightly away form City center is much better and peaceful than Jade Buddha temple. Jade Buddha temple is more commercialized and people there trick you to go to the shops within the temple and want you to buy goods form there, even though they have higher entrance fees.

Visited October 2013
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“Peace and serenity in a crazy city!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

Please visit this temple! It was like walking out of shanghai and into a whole other world of serenity. It was lovely, the jade buddha was amazing and the ceremony also made you appreciate the Buddhist faith.

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“Very far, not really impressing”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2013

When I arrived there, I was already tired because it is not that close to the underground station. Ticket was 20 for the sleeping Buddah and the temple. If you wanted to see the Jade Budda was another 10. I really didnt like the principle. When I was there, there was some ceremonies and it was impossible to pray or have some resting moments. Really not worth...

Visited December 2013
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