Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Buddha in Nature and Leshan (photos)

Crystal Quintero, CC Liu, Wisdom Quarterly; photog Marco Polo (et al.); Wiki edit
The Buddha in the jungles of Thailand, 2014 (walterlocascio/flickr.com)
Burma: Military Academy Gate, Pyin Oo Lwin, Myanmar (marcopolosrhino.com)
Monsoon waterfall in the jungles of Buddhist Burma (MarcoPolosRhino.com/flickr)
The mountain monolith Giant Buddha at Leshan, China is the greatest (John Willis)
Historic Leshan
Great Buddha at Leshan (Ariel Steiner/wiki)
In 1996, the Mount Emei Scenic Area, including the Leshan Giant Buddha, the largest stone-carved Buddha in the world, was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Mount Emei is located within the county-level city of Emeishan, which is under the administrative jurisdiction of Leshan.
Singapore (Scott McGill)
The ancestral home of Chinese writer, academic and politician Guo Moruo is preserved in the Shawan District of Leshan (Leshan -- Home of World's Largest Stone Buddha Statue).

The Leshan dialect, part of the Southern linguistic system, is very different from the dialects of other cities in the province of Sichuan, which belong to the Northern system. Some researchers say the pronunciation of Leshan dialects represent an archaic form of Chinese pronunciation.
Great Buddha, Japan (JujitsuYasai/flickr)
Falling into the Sichuan cuisine family, Leshan is noted for its food culture in that it has all the street food from its surrounding areas, which has made it the one-stop street food city. More

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