The temple is located in a busy residential area of Shanghai, about 3.5 km (2.2 miles) from People's Park.
Entrance to the Jade Buddha Temple
Upon entering the temple, there are peaceful courtyards and walkways connecting the buildings, with the skyscrapers of Shanghai looking down on this tranquil setting.
Courtyards and walkways
The buildings of the temple are small, each containing a different representation of Buddha.
Walking into the temple buildings (and peering into the ones closed to public access), I admire the sitting and reclining Buddhas (no pictures are allowed in the room with the sitting jade Buddha).
Reclining Buddhas, in jade and marble
And, surrounding the Buddha statues are statues of important warriors and politicians of the time.
Other statues accompanying Buddha
Places and alters for worship, to burn incense, and to make other offerings are located throughout the compound.
The Jade Buddha Temple is beautiful, well maintained and perfectly located in the heart of Shanghai.