The original temple, built in 1882, was destroyed during the Chinese Revolution, but the two rare white jade statues of Buddha it housed survived and can be seen today in a temple dating from 1928. The impressive bejeweled Sitting Buddha is 1.9 meter (6 ft.) high, carved from one slab of jade and is said to weigh some three tons. The Recumbent Buddha, resting on a redwood couch, is a meter long (3 ft.). A larger reclining Buddha has been added more recently. The temple is an active monastery with a vegetarian restaurant open to the public.
Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai, China