White Jade Buddha Temple

Opening Hours: 8:00-16:30 (Except for Major Festivals, No entry after 16:00)

Ticket: The entrance ticket of Jade Buddha Temple is CNY 20 per person.

As for travelers who want to get up the second floor of Jade Buddha Chamber to see the sitting Jade Buddha, an extra CNY 10 is required.

The Jade Buddha Temple, nestled amidst the vibrant hustle and bustle of downtown Shanghai, stands as a serene sanctuary and a revered spiritual destination. Recognized as one of the top 10 attractions in Shanghai, the temple beckons visitors seeking a profound and contemplative experience.

With a rich history spanning over 130 years, the Jade Buddha Temple traces its origins back to the Qing Dynasty in 1882. It was founded by the Buddhist monk Huigen, who embarked on a pilgrimage journey from Mount Wutai to Mount Emei, Tibet, and eventually Burma. Along his journey, he acquired five sacred pieces of jade Buddha statues, intending to transport them to Mount Wutai.

However, during his travels through Shanghai, Huigen decided to establish a temple to house two of the jade Buddha statues. These included a sitting Buddha and a reclining Buddha, both crafted from exquisite jade. Thus, the Jade Buddha Temple was born, serving as a sacred haven for spiritual devotion and reverence.

Despite facing destruction during wartime, the temple was faithfully rebuilt in 1918, preserving its sacred legacy and spiritual significance. Today, the Jade Buddha Temple stands as a testament to the enduring devotion of its founders and the enduring allure of Buddhist teachings in modern-day Shanghai. Visitors are invited to explore its hallowed halls, immerse themselves in its tranquil ambiance, and pay homage to the revered jade Buddha statues that grace its sacred grounds.

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