Friday, March 8, 2013

Ji'an Temple

Just one of those days that you need to get out of the house and see something.  We went to the Ji'an Temple over in Puxi.  It is a Buddhist temple with many large statues, incense burning structures, coin wishing opportunities and praying people.

You were able to purchase incense sticks and place them in
these structures.  Offering to the gods.
It gave us an opportunity to talk about other religions and what Buddhism is.

This big structure in the middle was the center of coin throwing.
You had to watch out for others missing.  The kids collected a
small treasure to bring home.

This idol was about 15 meters tall.

Lots of gold or jade in these idols.  You can see
there are kneeling furniture in front for praying.

This was the main temple, with the largest idol in it.

Wide-angle of the courtyard.  It is in the middle of the city.

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