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The Giant Buddha at Leshan  
   

The Giant Buddha at Leshan

Built during the Tang Dynasty (618-907), this giant carved Buddha was the tallest statue in the world at the time of its construction.
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May 10th 2010
Emei shan, or Mt. Emei, is one of China's holiest Buddhist sites. This 3000-meter high mountain in Sichuan province is home to countless monasteries and pavilions, and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in China. I have been whining about how much I want to go to Emei shan for several months. Finally, my friends said "just go already," so I booked a flight to Cheng ... 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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