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A Brief Moment with The Golden Buddha

April 25th 2011
Today some of my friends and I took a trip to Wenshu Monastery, a local Buddhist temple and monastery here in Chengdu. The monastery has been around for a little over 1500 years. Besides the beautiful temple buildings, it contains nearly 300 Buddha statues made of everything from wood to jade. Although not all of them were visible for the public, the ones they did have on display were impressive ... 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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