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Song Sites

Below is an illustrated index of the 2 Song sites profiled on Sacred Destinations so far. For photo credits, please see corresponding articles.



  • Jade Buddha Temple (Yufo Si)
    Shanghai, China
    This is an active Chan (Zen) Buddhist monastery but the real emphasis is squarely on tourism. What the busloads come for are the temple's two gorgeous white jade Buddhas.
  • Longhua Temple
    Shanghai, China
    The largest and busiest Buddhist temple in Shanghai, Longhua is famed for its 10th-century pagoda and peach blossoms. Also notable is a gilded Buddha statue under a carved dome.