ShangHai Jade Buddha Temple
- Chinese Name: 上海玉佛寺
- Address: 170 Anyuan Rd, Jing’an, China, 200060上海市普陀区安远路170号
- Tel: +86 (21 6266 3668)
- Opening Time:Monday to Sunday 08:00-16:30Lunar First and fifteenth of each month 05:30-17:30
- Recommended Visiting Time:>1 H
- Tickets : 20 CNY P/P
- Optional Jade Buddha Tickets : 10 CNY P/P
- offical website: https://www.yufotemple.com
- Centerpiece: Jade Buddha
ShangHai Jade Buddha Temple
Shanghai Jade Buddha Temple, also known as the Jade Buddha Temple, is located in a busy section of the road and is a piece of pure land in the busy city. The temple was first built in the 8th year of Guangxu in the Qing Dynasty (1882), and it is the same famous temple in Shanghai as Longhua Temple and Jing’an Temple.
The current Jade Buddha Temple is divided into two parts: the front yard and the back yard. The front yard is the original temple site of the Jade Buddha Temple. On the central axis, there are Dazhaobi, Tianwang Hall, Daxiong Hall, Prajna Zhangshi (upstairs are the Jade Buddha Building and the Cangjing Building), which are imitated Song Dynasty palace buildings; A multifunctional Juequn building. There is a cultural relic room in the temple, which houses precious cultural relics of the Northern Wei, Tang, Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties.
The Jade Buddha Temple is more famous for the two jade Buddhas brought back from Myanmar by Master Huigen of Putuo Mountain in the late Qing Dynasty. In fact, Master Huigen invited back 5 jade Buddhas of different sizes, and left two of them on the way back to Mount Putuo. Shanghai. One in the Jade Buddha Building is a sitting Buddha statue of Sakyamuni with a height of 1.92 meters. The gold foil and inlaid gemstones on the Buddha’s body are dazzling, and it is the “treasure of the town temple”. On the ceiling of the Jade Buddha Building, there are also 500 gold-plated Buddha statues. You need to pay an additional 10 yuan ticket to visit the Jade Buddha Building. The other statue is in the Reclining Buddha Hall on the west side of the temple, which is a 96cm long reclining Buddha statue of Sakyamuni. It was built according to the shape of Sakyamuni when he passed away at the age of 80. He is lying on his side with his head on his right hand, with a peaceful expression. On the opposite side of the Reclining Buddha, a 4-meter-long jade Reclining Buddha was added in modern times donated by believers in Singapore.
script and stone carvings
In addition, it is worth seeing the Ming Huating Dong Qichang’s regular script “Forty-two Chapters” and the running script “Shakya Tathagata Enlightenment” inlaid on the front of the Wisdom Hall, the walls of the east and west corridors, and the peripheral walls on both sides of the Daxiong Hall. , Tang, Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties painted stone carvings of the thirty-two statues of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva, stone carvings of Sakyamuni’s eight-phase enlightenment, and Tang Guanxiu’s stone carvings of sixteen Arhats.
wishes will be fulfilled
The Jade Buddha Temple is full of incense, and there are many pilgrims on the first and fifteenth day of the Lunar New Year. The more famous one is burning incense sticks on the first day of the Lunar New Year. Some pilgrims wait at the gate of the temple on the eve of the New Year’s Eve, hoping to burn the incense sticks until their wishes will be fulfilled more effectively.
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ShangHai Jade Buddha Temple Travel Guide
- The temple is quite small and can’t take pictures.
- There are many liars nearby the temple, selling incense to you.
- Jade Buddha Temple:You are not allowed to take incense outside the temple.
How To Get To ShangHai Jade Buddha Temple
ShangHai Jade Buddha TemplePractical Chinese:for taxi driver pls take us to ShangHai Jade Buddha Temple 请载我们到上海玉佛寺(上海市普陀区安远路170号)
Metro Line 13 :“Jiangning Road” station, about 5 minutes walk to reachShanghai metro map