Lingyin Temple, China

 

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Courtyard of Lingyin Temple showing huge burners to hold incense sticks. The incense is noticeable from quite a distance away. Many hundreds of visitors arrive here each day.
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1500 year old carvings of the Buddha and various Bodhisattvas decorate the entrance way to the main body of the temple.
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Set among rocks and trees, the temple is a very tranquil place that helps the visitor enjoy the calming qualities of nature.
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The Hall of Five Hundred Arhats, where one is loomed over by five hundred elevated, larger than life-size, bronze images of the Buddha in every aspect of humanity imaginable.
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A very old, and very happy Buddha!
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Covered in gold leaf, this Buddha sits in a building that is approximately 150 feet high. Many people come long distances to visit the massive images located here at the Lingyin Temple.