City temple hosts tree planting to promote 'green lifestyle'

Shanghai's Jade Buddha Temple hosted a tree-planting activity at a downtown park over the weekend to promote environmental protection concepts.
Ti Gong

The Jade Buddha Temple's abbot, Jue Xing, and other senior monks and volunteers plant dozens of white magnolia trees, the official flower of Shanghai, at Yonghe Park in Jing'an District.

Shanghai's Jade Buddha Temple hosted a tree-planting activity at a downtown park over the weekend to promote environmental protection concepts among its large number of worshippers and visitors.

The temple's abbot, Jue Xing, and other senior monks and volunteers planted dozens of white magnolia trees, the official flower of Shanghai, at Yonghe Park in Jing'an District.

An environmental protection organization has been established by the temple to plant trees and promote green lifestyle across the city. It has held another tree-planting activity for the city's Outer Ring Road Greenbelt.

The temple, built in 1882 and renowned for its Jade Buddha, is one of the city’s most popular sites, attracting 1.2 million visitors a year, a third from abroad.

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