The Jade Buddha Temple is located in western Shanghai.
It was first built in 1882, and during the 1911 revolution
to over throw the Qing Dynasty, the temple was destroyed.
It was neglected until several years later, when it was
rebuilt in the period of 1918 to 1928.
Originally, there were five Jade Buddhas brought back from
Burma in 1882, by a monk named Huigen from Mount Putuo.
The two remaining buddhas are still housed in the temple.
Jade Buddha Statue
The Jade Buddha Temple has three main halls: 1) Maitreya
hall, 2) Daxiong Baodian, and 3) Sanshengdian. The first
hall is where the four celestial kings and Maitreya are
After Daxiong Baodian, you will reach the Jade Buddha Tower.
The jade buddha here is carved from whole white jade. It
is the seated statue of Sakyamuni, and stands at 1.9m tall
and 1.34m wide - the jade buddha is sitting leisurely at
the moment of his enlightenment.
In the temple is another lying buddha. The lying Buddha
is 96cm long, lying on the right side with its hand supporting
the head, and left hand is placed on the left leg. The calm
face shows Sakyamuni's peaceful mood when he passed from