Silver buddha souvenir and hand seller in the shops of Old Town, Shanghai. Jing'an Temple is a famous Esoteric Buddhist temple in the city of Shanghai, peacefully located amidst busy streets just as its name implies (Jing'an means peace and quiet in Chinese). The old-famed Jing'an District just named after the temple. According to the story, Jing'an Temple was first built by Wu State (222-280) at north of Wusong River (also called Suzhou River) in 247 during the Three Kingdom period (220-265). Originally named as Chongyuan Temple, the temple renamed as Jing’an in 1008 in Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127). To protect from the flood of the nearby river, Jing'an Temple was moved to present site in 1216, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). Reconstructed and repaired many times in the history, the existing architecture of the temple was mainly built during the reign of Emperor Guangxu (1875-1908) in Qing Dynasty (1636-1911). The latest reconstruction of Mahavira Hall was completed in 1991, with a Sakyamuni Statue enshrined and worshiped inside, which was made of pure jade and transferred from Burma. It has a height of 3.87 meter, a width of 2.6 meter and a weight of 11,000 kilograms, regarded as the biggest jade Buddha in mainland of China at present. The jade statue was so big that a wall was torn down to hold it. The statue was made according to the style of traditional Buddhist of Han Nationality that the face was shaped like a full moon and the expression was tender and serene. In 2009, an additional silver statue of Tathagata weight in 15 tons also placed in the temple.