Why do people have to touch everything? We all know that the oils from our skin ruins old things. So, they’ve put up a fence to stop people from touching the very old carvings of Buddha. This doesn’t stop them though… they just use it to stand on to lean over and touch him!
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by emily on December 22, 2008
This is now thought to be the tallest pagoda in the world.
by emily on May 20, 2008
These are four gods that were in a Buddhist temple we visited in Changzhou. Due to the lack of information in English around, I don’t have any other information to share. I do think the gods in the temples always look quite scary though.
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by emily on December 30, 2007
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Next, the back shell and the sides. Then you suck out the yellow stuff and take out things like the lungs. After getting all of the meat from the body, you crack all of the legs open and suck out that meat too. It’s really a long, messy process.
As we were going to the bus station, we walked down the main shopping street and by the temple. Yvonne explained that someone had died and they were burning things to send to them in the afterlife. They believe that if you burn it, it will cross over (or something like that.) In the above photo they are burning money (not real money, which makes me wonder why they can use fake money in the afterlife?) Yvonne said they will burn furniture, clothes, food, etc.
These signs on the temple are totally Chinglish. I thought maybe they were verses with a deep meaning – but Yvonne translated and they aren’t. The risk of fire is more dangerous than an actual fire, prevent fire instead of having to put it out, etc.
by emily on November 8, 2007
Inside one of the temples, monks were gathered and were singing and chanting. I really wish that I had a photo, but there is no way I’d be so disrespectful as to take photos during a religious ceremony.