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View from the opposite side.  
   

View from the opposite side.

Making our way back up the opposite side, and the more recently constructed stairs, we reflect on the ever greater number of pilgrims making their way down the Nine Turns Staircase.
#66 Teaching at Taizhou Teachers College, China (Dafo, the Great Buddha)

January 11th 2007
Located on a sprawling UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sichuan Province of China, this impressive 230 foot high Dafo, or Great Buddha, has been carved into the red sandstone hill called Lingyun Hill, where 3 treacherous rivers confluence, the Min, the Dadu, and the Qingyi Rivers in the city of Le Shan, some 3 hrs from Chengdu's Panda Bears. To safeguard the passing boats, the monk Haitong in 713 ... read more
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Chinese Flag For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
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