Religion

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Senso-ji

Senso-ji
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Seokguram Grotto

Exterior of Seokguram Grotto

Dating back to the 8th century, Seokguram Grotto, part of the Bulguksa temple complex, is an artificial granite cave containing a 3.5 m high sculpture of Buddha surrounded by portrayals of gods, Bodhisattvas and disciples. Overlooking the Sea of Japan, it is considered a masterpiece in East Asian Buddhist Art.

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Six Harmonies Pagoda

Six Harmonies Pagoda

Six Harmonies Pagoda, Hangzhou, China

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Six Harmonies Pagoda in Hangzhou

Hangzhou Pagoda

Six Harmonies Pagoda in Hangzhou, China

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Some photos from China Tour 2011 - June 29 to July 1

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Ticket to the Temple of Heaven

Ticket to the Temple of Heaven in China

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Statue of Mateo Ricci by South Cathedral

South Cathedral's Statue of Mateo Ricci

A Chinese Catholic priest walks by the statue of Mateo Ricci, the founder of South Cathedral in China.

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Taoist Temple

Reading prayers and making offerings.

Reading prayers and making offerings at a Taoist Temple in Beijing, China.

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Tashilunpo Monastery Kora

Tashilunpo Monastery Kora

This photo was taken in Shigatse,Tibet somewhere along the Tashilunpo Monastery kora. The kora takes about one hour and goes into the hills behind the monastery. Tashilunpo itself is the largest functioning monastery in Tibet.

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Temple of Heaven

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Temple of Heaven

Picture of the Temple of Good Harvest from the Temple of Heaven complex, taken in Beijing, China, in July 2011.

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Temple of Sea of Wisdom, also called Zhihuihai

Zhihuihai

Stone temple that sits atop
longevity hill at the
Summer Palace in Japan. This picture
is a close up of the walls,
which are covered with
Buddha statues. Some of
them decapitated by either
western troops who invaded in
the 1800s or by red guard
members during the cultural
revolution (I saw reports of both)

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