Sunday, March 15, 2015

Shanghai Part 2 - February 2015

More photos from Zoe's trip of the Jade Temple and Yu Yuan bazaar and gardens..

This is a very clean example of a ladies toilet!
Luckily you can normally find a western toilet
 too in Shanghai, not so when you get more rural though!

Outside the Jade Buddha Temple

Opposite the entrance is this lovely wall

Being New Year the temple was packed with people.

They come and pray the the various Buddha images
 around the temple and donate.
This is just one of the many status

The reclining Buddha.

Lots of New Year lanterns 

The temple buildings

In the court yard below the Sitting Buddha

Incense burning and the temple courtyard.

The main three large Buddha's in the

The main temple courtyard

Main temple courtyard - very busy.

From the hop on bus

The courtyard below the sitting Jade Buddha

Buildings in the Yu Yuan bazar in the old style.

Crowd queuing to walk across the bridge to the gardens.

Amazingly busy during the new year period, so busy
that there was plenty of crown control and a one way system.

Entrance to the gardens

signs that spring was on the way..

lots of lovely pavilions, halls,
rockeries, ponds and cloisters and all have
 unique characteristics

Looking back through the entrance.

the first pond area from one of the pavilions.


from the walkway looking back at the first pavilion.

lovely carving on the wall.

very quiet little room over looking this waterway.

One of the many dragon features on the walls.

A lovely tranquil bamboo garden

another pond near the bamboo garden.

lovely Chinese Ming dynasty buildings

I loved the paving in some of the gardens

More Dragons

Chinese hobbits!

It was busier than my photos suggest!

lovely walkway and some of the new shanghai in the background.

Some of the many visitors

The famous weathered Jade rock with 72 holes.

These Chinese hobbits get everywhere!

Entrance way between gardens

Close up of the Dragons


Another selfie using a mirror in the back of the small pavilion
overlooking a waterway.
yes its was on average 8-12 degrees during late Feb.

Busy enough?

Hard to describe the amazingly large crowds.

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