Along the Jialing River in Sichuan, China sits the world’s largest stone-carved Buddha. Constructed in 713 AD by monks, it was hoped that his peaceful presence would calm the river’s tide and spare villagers their lives. Centuries later the Buddha still keeps a watchful gaze and the river’s rapids have calmed. Of course whether this is […]
A while back we celebrated Buddha’s birthday by going to see one of the largest Buddhas in the world. While we did a lot of talking about that big Buddha, we never had the chance to picture the smaller one. The washing of Buddha is a ceremony that signifies the cleansing of both outer […]
Lantau Island’s Big Buddha—Is it worth it? Tian Tan Buddha, or simply the Big Buddha, is one of the world’s largest Buddhas as well as a popular tourist attraction in Hong Kong. Serenely nestled on the hills of Lantau Island, it also takes a bit of a time commitment and varying amounts of dough (not […]
Happy Birthday Buddha! After a harrowing bus ride, we finally arrived at Tian Tan Buddha–the world’s largest outdoor seated bronze Buddha (with quite possibly the longest name). We alighted from the bus only to find ourselves immersed in a cloud. Despite being one of the largest Buddhas in the world, we could barely make out […]
There’s a website out there called the 365 Project. Essentially it challenges you to document a year of your life by taking a photo every day. You can upload your photos to their website, but since we already have our own blog we thought we would take the idea and upload our own photos here. […]
We took a trip out to Lion’s Head Mountain today. This picture is just from the drive, which as you can see was beautiful!
Buddha statue at the Chenghuang Temple (Hsinchu City of God Temple).