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This small and rather young temple is one of the main attractions of the city. It became famous due to the fact that it contains two jade statues of Buddha.
Many temples were originally built in order to store shrines. This temple is no exception. In the 19th century, a Chinese monk brought here from Burma two extraordinarily beautiful statues of Buddha, inlaid with jewels and carved from a single piece of white jade. Just to store them, the Temple of the Jade Buddha was built.
Initially, the temple looked different, but the first building was burned down during the revolution. Miraculously, only these jade statues survived. The temple was rebuilt in 1918, and it is in this form that you can see it now.
The temple is made in a traditional style, its facade is painted with green patterns and flowers. The most important thing in the temple is also the sacred statues of Buddha. Any shooting is prohibited in the hall with them.
In addition to two jade statues, the castle houses many other images of Buddha with different faces and in different poses. The walls of one of the halls are painted with paintings from the life of Shakyamuni.
The temple also houses a huge collection of Buddhist sutras. They are carved on traditional wooden planks. A school and a library have been opened in the temple, where those who wish to study the revelations of Buddhism.
The entrance to the temple costs 10 yuan,
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Topic: Temple of the Jade Buddha in China, Shanghai resort.