Yu Garden

Attraction

Temples & Gardens - Shanghai

Enjoy Shanghai's Temples & Gardens

Jade Buddha Temple

Jade Buddha Temple is one of Shanghai's few active Buddhist monasteries and was built between 1918 and 1928. The temple was originally built to keep two jade Buddha statues, and was destroyed during the revolution during the Qing Dynasty. Thankfully, the temple was saved and today the two statues are not only cultural relics but porcelain artworks. Carved in whole white jade, the Sitting Buddha is 190cm high which the Recumbent Buddha is 96cm long, lying on its side in the "lucky pose". Whether you're Buddhist or not, this temple is a fascinating place to visit and admire the beautiful architecture and temple grounds.

Yu Garden

Originally conceived during the Ming Dynasty, the Yu Garden or Yuyuan Garden is an extensive Chinese garden in Shanghai. Divided into six areas, the gardens cover an area of 5 acres and is dotted with ancient pavilions, towers and halls. Wander the Great Rockery, visit curio shops in the Cuixiu Hall and marvel at the beautiful cloisters in the Wanhua Chamber.