Gongyi Grotto

#Gongyi #Grottos – one if 4 Famous grottos in #China.  These are places where loyal #monks have carefully carved out thousand and millions of #buddhas and religious #statues into the walls of nearby #caves over CENTURIES!  Unfortunately, many of the ones in Henan were destroyed during the #CulturalRevolution or were defaced by the Western militaries During the wars with #China.  Still an amazing, awe-inspiring sight! Well worth the trip! Thanks to the Henan Provincial Tourism Bureau for sponsoring our trip today – it was lovely!

Want a Slice?

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Festival Carver

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Stone Faced Buddha

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Longmen Grottoes ~ Built from 400 AD to 15th century, there are thousands and thousands of sculptures of Buddha and his disciples carved into the mountain face. 

Mmmmm. Look at those Mushrooms!

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Hand-Picked from the forest for dinner 🙂

Wushu Festival

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Calm after hard work at the Wushu festival, the Shaolin Temple’s annual event where the students show off what they have learned.

Because I’m Happy!

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