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  • Jade Buddha Temple

    During the period of Guang Xu in the Qing Dynasty, a monk named Huigen who brought five jade Buddha statues from Burma left a jade statue of Sakymuni and a reclining Buddha statue in Shanghai on his way back to Putuoshan of Zhejiang. He collected money to build a temple for the disciples to worship Buddha and the Jade Buddha Temple was built in 1882 (the 8th year under reign of Guang Xu in the Qing Dynasty). It is famous for the jade Buddha statue which is pure white and elegant. The temple was damaged in the war and reconstructed in 1918 under the style of the constructions of the Song Dynasty at 170 Anyuan Road where it stands today. The main constructions are Grand Hall, the Hall of Heavenly Kings, Reclining Buddha Hall and Jade Buddha Chamber. More than 7,000 volumes of Buddha sutra including the complete works of Dacang Sutra engraved in the Qing Dynasty and other Buddha sutras are stored in the temple. Shanghai Buddhism Institute is also located in the temple.

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