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Jade Buddha Temple

Jade Buddha Temple
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Jade Buddha Temple exterior.
Jade Buddha Temple is located in Shanghai
Jade Buddha Temple
Jade Buddha Temple
Location in Shanghai, China
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Denomination Buddhism
Founded 1882
Location
Country China
Coordinates view on map
Jade Buddha Temple's main courtyard and Grand Hall.
Jade Buddha Temple during 'spring snows'.

The Jade Buddha Temple (Chinese: ?; pinyin: Yùfó Chán Sì, literally Jade Buddha Chan Temple) is a Buddhist temple in Shanghai, China. As with many modern Chinese Buddhist temples, the current temple draws from both the Pure Land and Chan traditions of Mahayana Buddhism. It was founded in 1882 with two jade Buddha statues imported to Shanghai from Burma by sea. These were a sitting Buddha (1.95 meters tall, 3 tonnes), and a smaller reclining Buddha representing the Buddha's death. The temple now also contains a much larger reclining Buddha made of marble, donated from Singapore, and visitors may mistake this larger sculpture for the original, smaller piece.

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