Day 65 in Beijing: Yonghegong or Lama Temple

 

 

The Gate to enter the Lama Temple.

The Gate to enter the Lama Temple.

People burning incense.

People burning incense.

 

I wrote about the Lama Temple yesterday.

Or, I wrote about the subway to the Lama Temple.

It houses a 86 foot tall Buddha.  The Buddha was made out of one piece of Sandalwood and brought to this temple.

My guess is they built the temple around the Buddha because there doesn’t seem to be any way to stand it up after bringing it in unless they left one wall to be built after they moved it inside.

In the middle of the hustle and bustle, a monk finds time to sleep.

In the middle of the hustle and bustle, a monk finds time to sleep.

 

 

85 feet of beauty, calm and love.

An 85 foot tall Buddha.  Beauty, calm and love.

 

 

 

 

Directly below the Buddha.  Notice the flowers and leaves.

Directly below the Buddha. Notice the flowers and leaves.

A close up of the 86 foot tall Buddha.

A close up of the 86 foot tall Buddha.

 

 

 

Twins in the background and brother playing around.

Twins in the background and brother playing around.

 

 

 

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