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Leshan Giant Buddha

Buddhist Monks heading to the carving of the Giant Buddha.
Flat Seth in China-Days 9+10

June 18th 2011
I had one more stop in China and decided to take a short one hour flight to the western city of Chengdu. I could of also got the train but it was at least 12 hrs and cost only a little cheaper than a flight. But as my flight didn’t leave Xian until 11pm –and didnt arrive in Chengdu until 12.30pm- I didn’t get to bed until about 2am! I was very tired to say the least. Chengdu is in the Sic ... read more
Asia » China

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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