Temple Hunting

The past three weekends we have gone temple hunting.  I’ve already posted the Jing’an Temple photos, and here I’ll post the Jade Buddha Temple photos (last weekend) as well as some photos of our meanderings through the (new) Old City and Yu Gardens (this past weekend).  Along the way we hit a mosque, a Buddhist nunnery, and a Taoist shrine.  Not bad for one afternoon.

Exquisite Jade Buddha

Prayer petitions

Feeding the koi pond at Jade Buddha Temple

 

This past weekend we went to Yu Gardens via the metro, stopping at a few highlights along the way.

Fuyou Road Mosque

Courtyard of the nunnery – we didn’t see/hear any nuns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But we did see this amazing gilded Buddha with the 384 saints (above, in the dome).

Gilded Buddha – Chenxiangge Nunnery

 

Then on to the Taoist shrine – Temple of the City God

Sheni at City God Temple Taoist Shrine

 

Lucky Bell – people place coins on the bell for luck

 

 

Yu Gardens, thanks to Sheni for the great photo!

Until the next time!!  Please leave comments and let me know you’ve been here!