JADE BUDDHA PAGODA - CHINA
The Jade Buddha Pagoda or Yufosi ( literally Jade Buddha Zen Pagoda) was built in 1882 . As with most modern Chinese Buddhist temples, the current temple draws from both the Pure Land and Zen traditions of Mahayana Buddhism. The pagoda has 2 jade statues of the Sakyamuni Buddha, one seated and one reclining, brought from Myanmar. The seated Buddha is 1.9 meters (6ft) tall, 3 tonnes weight and was carved out of a single piece of white jade and is wearing a robe inlaid with precious jewels. Housed in the middle of the Pavilion of Jade Buddha, the seated statue of Buddha is decorated with dazzling Buddhist lights and gold girdles.