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Buddhist Longmen Grottos (龙门石窟) Posted by on Dec 3, 2011

To understand the vast Buddhist influence upon Chinese culture, one must travel to the Longmen Grottos (龙门石窟-Lóng mén shí kū) located just outside of Luoyang (洛阳-Luò yáng), Henan province. Nestled around the Yi River (伊河-yīhé), these Longmen Grottos are home to some of China’s most famous stone and rock sculptures, depicting, among other things, images…

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Xià hé (夏河) Posted by on Oct 21, 2011

After waking up in a sand-filled bed, dehydrated and sunburnt, I figured my time spent in Dunhuang was at an end. I was continuing on my Silk Road trip to Xian and still had nearly the entire length (about 1500km) of Gansu province (甘肃) left to traverse. A series of buses and a long train…

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Shaolin Photo Gallery (少林画廊) Posted by on Jul 20, 2011

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