August in China: Buddhas Everywhere Part Deux

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Before I let you readers get to the main attraction of the Leshan Buddha himself, I must let you have a look at the other curiosities in the main complex. There were some side temples with great columns of smoke rising from incense sticks.

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In front were large old fashioned cauldrons filled with rather impressive flames for devotees to light their incense sticks.

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And I spied in a quiet corner this intricately carved dragon-shaped hammer used to sound a gong to call monks to prayer.

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In yet another one of the many side halls of the complex, I found a hall of bodhisattvas and luohan (fellas about to achieve enlightenment).

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There were a gazillion of them set out in four perpendicular arms of the hall. Each one was different and some of them had very amusing expressions and stances.

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This fella I christened the not-me-he-did-it Luohan.

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He’s of course the I’m-always-the-unlucky-fall-guy Luohan.

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Goes without saying, this is the I-pick-up-girls-oh-helloooo-there Luohan.

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Last, not least the ugh-I’ve-seen-so-many-luohans-I’ve-got-a-splitting-headache Luohan.

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Humour me, it was a long day!

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