Sunday Snapshot | Giant Buddha Watching Over the River | China

A Cruising Couple Sunday Snapshot

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 […]

Sunday Snapshot | Bathing Buddha | Hong Kong

A Cruising Couple Sunday Snapshot

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 Lantau Island Hong Kong

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 […]

Sunday Snapshot | Happy Birthday Buddha | Lantau Island, Hong Kong

A Cruising Couple Sunday Snapshot

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 […]

365 Photo Project Completed!

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. […]

Day 29: Really Big Buddha

Big Buddha

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!

Day 4: Buddha

Buddha statue at the Chenghuang Temple (Hsinchu City of God Temple).