Having enjoyed a beautiful morning soaking up the sunshine and the beauty of Yuyuan Gardens, we headed off to a Mongolian bar-b-que restaurant. If you've never tried it you should. You select your raw meats and vegetables, hand them to the cook who places it on a rotating grill and wait for it to cook. It was quite good and you controlled what and how much you ate with the exact spices that you want. Following lunch we headed over to Yufo Si, the Temple of the Jade Buddha, famous for its two white jade Buddha statues brought to China from Burma by the monk Huigen in 1882. They were moved to Shanghai in 1918 when the temple was constructed. The one statue depicting a sleeping Buddha, which represents Buddha's entry to nirvana, is very rare, however, the other showing Buddha seated is more famous.
Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai
Anne demonstrating how we felt after lunch
This statue, outside the Mongolian
bar-b-que restaurant accurately
represents how you feel having
eaten there .... definitely full.

Side of a building, Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai
Side of one of the temple buildings showing
statues of Ming Lions and plantings

John playing with a ladder
On the way into
temple John ran
into a bamboo
ladder and just
had to give it a
Sculpted decoration on the temple, Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai
Side of the temple
Buddha, Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai
Buddha statues in the temple
Jade Buddha, Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai
White Jade Buddha Statue
Jade Budda, Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai
White Jade statue of a reclining Buddha

Anne and I have seen many statues of Buddha in our travels. Statues made of gold are quite common. In Bangkok there is an Emerald Buddha statue, but this is the first time we've seen statues made of white jade. They were beautiful. The one depicting Buddha seated (picture above) was cordoned off and pictures weren't allowed (sorry, I snuck one in anyhow). The one depicting the reclining Buddha (left) was very accessible right outside the gift shop. Both were beautiful examples of jade sculptures.

Going upstairs to view the jade Buddha statue we looked out some windows onto an interesting roof pattern. You know my affinity for angles and interesting Chinese architecture so I have to show a couple of the pictures. Hope you enjoy them.

Interesting roof patterns, Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai
Interesting roof patterns, Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai
Dragon sculpture, Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai
Dragon sculpture
Interesting roof pattern and ornaments
Finishing up our visit at the Temple of the Jade Buddha we boarded the bus bound for our last stop of a very full day of sightseeing, a visit to Shanghai's historic Bund. Continue to the next page to enjoy pictures of the Bund during the day and evening ...
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Welcome to our China 2001 Photo Album
Planning and Getting there: Grand Circle Tours and Northwest Airlines
Beijing : Arriving in Beijing | Tiananmen Square | The Imperial (Forbidden) Palace (1) | The Imperial Palace (2) | The Nine Sons of the Dragon
The Imperial Palace Garden | The Summer Palace | Summer Palace (2) | Summer Palace (3) | Summer Palace (4) | Local Beijing Market
Local Beijing Market (2) | Hutong | Bell Tower | Hutong Family, Dinner and the Opera | Cloisonné Factory | Ming Tombs | Ming Tombs (2)
Great Wall of China at Ba Da Ling | Temple of Heaven
Shanghai : Arriving Shanghai | Yuyuan Garden | Yuyuan Garden (2) | The Temple of the Jade Buddha | The Bund | Day Excursion to Suzhou
Silk Process | The Administrator's Garden of Suzhou | Shanghai Museum of Art
Cruising the Yangtze River : Yangtze Cruise, Day 1 | Yangtze Cruise, Day 2 | The Xiling and Wu Gorge | The Lesser Three Gorges
The Lesser Three Gorges (2) | The Qutang Gorge | Wanxian | The Last Day of Cruising | Regal China Cruise Lines
Chongqing : Chongqing
Xi'an : Xi'an and Emperor Qin's Terracotta Warriors | Emperor's Qin's Terracotta Warriors (2) | Great Wild Goose Pagoda and Xi'an City Wall
Quilin : The Limestone Peaks of the Li River | The Limestone Peaks of the Li River (2) | Guilin and the Childrens Park | Children's Park (2) and Reed Flute Cave
The Hotels: Hotels, rail and air travel in China
Hong Kong : Victoria Peak, Repulse Bay and Aberdeen Fishing Village | Hong Kong at Sunset | Hong Kong Bird & Flower Market
| New Territories Fishing Village | Hong Kong Farewell Dinner
Bangkok : Jim Thompson House and Golden Buddha | The Flower Market | The Food Vendors | Grand Palace | Mystical Figures | Brightly Painted Masks on Mystical Figures
Golden Mystical Figures | Buildings of the Grand Palace | Lunching at the Shangri La Hotel | Loy Nava Rice Barge Cruise | Ayutthaya, Ancient Capital of Siam
Wat Yai Chai Mongkol and the Reclining Buddha | Bang Pa In, The Summer Palace |

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