Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai, China

Built in 1882, the Jade Buddha Temple was built in the style of the Song Dynasty with symmetrical halls and courtyards, upturned eaves, and bright yellow walls, Shanghai, China

Built in 1882, the Jade Buddha Temple was built in the style of the Song Dynasty with symmetrical halls and courtyards, upturned eaves, and bright yellow walls, Shanghai, China

 

Built in 1882, this famed temple in northwest Shanghai, China, is known for the two Burmese jade Sakyamuni statues, one seated and the other reclining.  Built in the style of the Song Dynasty, the Jade Buddha Temple has symmetrical halls and courtyards, upturned eaves, and bright yellow walls.  The great treasure here is the 6.5 foot / 2 meter seated Buddha, crafted from white jade with a robe of precious gems, which, unfortunately we were not permitted to photograph.

 

The new Shanghai is being built all around the few remaining 19th century buildings and temples, such as the Jade Buddha Temple, in Shanghai, China

The new Shanghai is being built all around the few remaining 19th century buildings and temples, such as the Jade Buddha Temple, in Shanghai, China

 

Two of the Deva Kings in the Chamber of Four Heavenly Kings at the Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai, China

Two of the Deva Kings in the Chamber of Four Heavenly Kings at the Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai, China

 

A third Deva King in the Chamber of Four Heavenly Kings at the Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai, China

A third Deva King in the Chamber of Four Heavenly Kings at the Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai, China

 

Three Buddhas with fresh offerings at the Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai, China

Three Buddhas with fresh offerings at the Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai, China

 

Another outer Temple building housed a large female Buddha set against an interesting carved backdrop [see the next image], Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai, China

Another outer Temple building housed a large female Buddha set against an interesting carved backdrop [see the next image], Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai, China

Several gilded figures are set against a carved backdrop in the Temple housing the large female Buddha [pictured above], Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai, China

Several gilded figures are set against a carved backdrop in the Temple housing the large female Buddha [pictured above], Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai, China

On this construction site, where an older Temple building was demolished, a new Temple building will be constructed to house the famous white jade, seated Buddha at the Jade Buddha Templ

On this construction site, where an older Temple building was demolished, a new Temple building will be constructed to house the famous white jade, seated Buddha at the Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai, China

 

Lights and lanterns adorn the passageway into the Temple building presently housing the famous white jade, seated Buddha at the Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai, China; regulations forbid ph

Lights and lanterns adorn the passageway into the Temple building presently housing the famous white jade, seated Buddha at the Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai, China; regulations forbid photography of the white jade seated Buddha

 

 

2 thoughts on “Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai, China

  1. When you go back there again, that Temple will be completed and look hundreds of years old.

    What did you think of the white jade?

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  2. Thanks for bringing back memories. Much better photos.

    Traveling to Shanghai and Guillen in late August, just after the SARS ban was lifted, was an interesting excursion several years ago.
    We did some incredible hiking but almost melted!

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