WORLD DISCOVERY ADDICT

This blog tell about my travels all around the world, discovering islands, lagoons, active volcanoes, cities and meeting people.

18 février 2009

SHANGHAI, THE JADE BUDDHA TEMPLE

This temple is located north of Shanghai and is an active monastery where you can see some monks busy At the time of the Qing dynasty, between 1875 and 1908, an abbot from mont Putuo went on pilgrimage to Tibet and joined the Burma. There, a Chinese installed in this country, gave him 5 jade statues representing Buddha. It carries two in Shanghai where he had built a temple with gifts, but shortly afterwards he died. In 1911 during the popular uprising, the temple was occupied and largely destroyed bet, then the... [Lire la suite]
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