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Each of the Great Buddha's ears droops 23 ft.  
   

Each of the Great Buddha's ears droops 23 ft.

Long ears have always been considered a sign of intelligence in Eastern cultures.
#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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