Here are some pics from a trip I took with some friends to Datong, China in October 2003.
The Buddhas and caves at the Yungang Grottoes below date from the 5th and 6th (!) centuries, and there are more than 51,000 statues and and figures there.
Beijing West train station.
Beautiful little Buddhas.
These caves are full of thousands of Buddhas, from just a couple inches high to 50 feet high.
So many Buddhas…
One of the larger Buddhas.
The Hanging Temple, built 1,600 years ago.
The Hanging Temple.
Always obey local regulations.
Yingxian Wooden Pagoda. Built in 1056, it’s the oldest wooden pagoda in China.
I think this image sums up China pretty well.
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