04 Apr 2015
Shanghai Sightseeing, 2015
Since it’s unseemly behavior to just shop and eat all the time in Shanghai, we decided to do a little sightseeing today. It turns out that it was a holiday here. Oh well.
The Jade Buddha Temple is a local must see. The hand carved porcelain piece is truly a beauty. When the Cultural Revolution started, the zealots were destroying everything to do with religion. The Buddhist Monks saved the day by covering the statue with a picture of Mao and told the revolutionaries that he was now the object of the prayers.
As in other places, there is art all over the place and it all means something, I think.
Finally we got a bit of space at the Yu (or Yuyuan) Gardens.