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This is a larger, traditional style Chinese Buddhist temple. Though not particularly old, it is impressive in its scale. The centre point is a massive statue of Buddha made entirely from Jade (Serpentine).
I visited between business appointments and had limited time, plus it was snowing - but I want to return again sometime to see more of the gardens and satellite buildings. The Jade Buddha is unique and unlike any other I have seen in Asia. Well...More
We came from Shenyang in order to visit the world's largest Jade sculpture. We took a taxi from the trainstation and beware: the taxi drivers ride like crazy here. The place was very impressive but it was hard to find information in English.
We went there fifteen mins before closing but the staff was so friendly and allowed us to see all the places inside. the Jade Buddha is huge and marvelous. Must visit in this city. There are some rides outside to the kids to play and...More
This Budhha was carved from a single stone of Jade. The actual stone was found out in the countryside and the army were co-opted into bringing into 2-19 Park (it took several months to safely move it the distance). Then artists were employed to create...More
This 8 metre tall statue of Buddha carved from a single piece of jade is just stunning. I spent about half an hour inside the main temple, and didn't want to leave. The temple is set inside the 219 park, and there are two temples...More