Menu
Search

Tag Archives: Buddhism

Hanging Monastery Video Posted by on Apr 23, 2018

Hanging Monastery Video

It’s hard to believe, but there’s a temple carved right into the side of a mountain in China. The amazing Hanging Monastery (悬空寺 – xuán kōng sì) is located near the city of Datong, and you’ll just have to see it to believe it. Check out our Hanging Monastery video to take a short tour and learn…

Continue Reading

The Hanging Monastery (Datong, China) Posted by on Apr 18, 2018

The Hanging Monastery (Datong, China)

There are many impressive temples around China, but it’s hard to beat the Hanging Monastery (悬空寺 – xuán kōng sì). In this post, we’ll take a look at this incredible temple and learn some Chinese in the process. About the Hanging Temple This amazing temple was literally built right into the side of a cliff…

Continue Reading

Water Splashing Festival in 90 Seconds Posted by on Apr 13, 2018

Water Splashing Festival in 90 Seconds

Every year from April 13-15, the city of Jinghong in southern Yunnan celebrates the Water Splashing Festival (泼水节 – pō shuǐ jié). The first day is full of dragon boat races and an epic release of flying lanterns. On day two, people go to the temple for the washing of the Buddha cleansing ritual. The…

Continue Reading

A Short Trip to Chengde (Video) Posted by on Jul 26, 2017

A Short Trip to Chengde (Video)

What can you do with a short trip to Chengde? With just a day or two there, you can do a bit of temple hopping, see the famous Summer Mountain Resort, and dig in to a sizzling plate of the local specialty – venison. Check out some highlights of a short visit to this historical…

Continue Reading

A Short Visit to Chengde Posted by on Jul 24, 2017

A Short Visit to Chengde

You’re probably familiar with the Summer Palace in Beijing, but did you know that the real summer palace is actually in a city called Chengde (承德 – chéng dé)? While Chinese emperors and their families definitely spent some time at the sprawling complex in the capital, the heat got so intense there during the summer…

Continue Reading

Kunming Bamboo Temple Posted by on May 8, 2017

Kunming is home to many temples, some in the city and some a bit further afield. One of the better temples to visit on a day trip outside of the city is the Bamboo Temple (筇竹寺 – qióng zhú sì). This ancient Buddhist temple has a fascinating story behind it and is a beautiful place…

Continue Reading

Temple Hopping in Kunming Posted by on May 3, 2017

Temple Hopping in Kunming

There’s lots to do in the Spring City of Kunming, from walking around the Green Lake, to perusing the Bird & Flower Market, to enjoying the city’s awesome nightlife. Getting out of the city a bit, you’ve also got plenty of great options for day trips. We’ve already covered the Western Hills and the Botanical Gardens…

Continue Reading

Older posts