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    Jing'an Temple and YuYuan Gardens in Shanghai

    Jing'an Temple is one of two buddhist temples in Shanghai.










    The gold reminded me of the Royal Palace in Bangkok a bit.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Thailandbound View Post
    Jing'an Temple is one of two buddhist temples in Shanghai.
    Nice pics.

    Not splitting hairs, but Wiki says there are 4 Buddhist temples and this link tells you about 3 of them...3 Must See Buddhist Temples in Shanghai

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    Thanks, well I only knew of two. I've been to Jade Buddha Temple and I've been wanting to see this one. I'll post more another day.

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    I used my rebel canon for these shots. I've been resizing them to 800x600, but they lose quality. I'm going to try to just post them the regular size and see what they look

    like.

    Nearing Yuyuan Gardens, you can see the Pudong skyline in the distance.


    The whole area is lined with streets of old that look like this.. there are many shops where you can buy souvenirs.


    Many people on the way in.. all of the signs were in Chinese, and we had no idea how to get into the gardens. We just followed the crowds.




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    Here is the entrance.. there was a big map outside all in Chinese. The entrance with hundreds of people and shops.




    30 rmb to get inside. It is like a maze once you go in.. but quite amazing architecture and gardens.


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    Thanks for the pics, TB. Very nice. Hope you had a great Easter!

    btw, question (anyone can answer) - in Buddhist temples, who eats the fruits/ food that have been offered by the people? I'm not Buddhist, so am curious. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    Thanks for the pics, TB. Very nice. Hope you had a great Easter!

    btw, question (anyone can answer) - in Buddhist temples, who eats the fruits/ food that have been offered by the people?
    I'm not Buddhist, so am curious. Thanks!
    If it's a 'Temple' the offerings are usually given to the Monk/s

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    ... you usually light a stick of incense, a joss stick, and once that burnt down the offerings can be removed.

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    ^thanks David48. Always wondered about those fruits.

    I visited a temple in Taipei and it was near Chinese New Year - there were lots of flowers & fruit offerings. I also saw lots of people writing on small pieces of paper - my guess is those were their wishes for the incoming year.

    I've also visited a temple in Phnom Penh and in the temple grounds, there were smaller temples/"altars", and there were offerings of raw meat (pork). What's the pork for? If it goes to the monks afterwards, wouldn't it be spoiled due to exposure to the sun & elements?

    Do Thai temples also have this chimney part where the people burn small pieces of paper? The paper contains wishes for their dead relatives like clothes, money, jewelry, etc - something for them in the afterlife. Chinese temples have those "chimneys".

    Thanks in advance.

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    ^I know some about Chinese buddhism, but can't answer all of your questions. I do know that in Chinese Buddhism, people burn incense as a bridge to the human and spirit world. The Chinese buddhists also celebrate special holidays like Qingming (they clean and sweep the graves of dead ancestors and eat dumplings. This holiday is on April 5th this year. Chinese buddhists believe in ghosts and reincarnation as well as having compassion towards all living things (vegetarianism).



    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    I also saw lots of people writing on small pieces of paper - my guess is those were their wishes for the incoming year.
    This is correct. I hope you had a wonderful Easter as well
    My Easter weekend was amazing and I'm on vacation all week (Spring Break)


    A few more pics from yuyuan gardens






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