Sunday, July 03, 2005

Mongolia | Arkhangai Aimag | Zayain Khuree

See more photos of Zayain Khuree in Mongolia.

China | Chengde | Xumifushshouzhi Miao

Next door to the Putuozongcheng Temple is the The Xumifushshouzhi Miao (“Temple of Sumeru Happiness and Longevity” or according another translation “Temple of Mountainous Good Fortune and Honorable Old Age”), built in 1780 for the visit of the Sixth Panchen Lama to Chengdu.

The Xumifushshouzhi Miao

The Hall of Loftiness and Solemnity in the the Xumifushshouzhi Miao, with huge brass dragons on top.

Each of these babies weighs over a ton