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China Day 2: Birth of Buddha

Birth of BuddhaOur second day in China included a visit to the site that hosted the World Buddhist Forum 2009 at Wuxi, in Jiangsu Province. At the entrance is a show that depicts the birth of Buddha. The show is set in a circular fountain surrounded by nine dragons to protect the little Buddha. At the centre of the fountain is a lotus flower, from which the new-born Buddha emerges. When the musical fountain show starts, water begins to jet out in all directions. Slowly, the lotus flower opens to reveal the little Buddha. As the Buddha emerges, the flower rotates in a clockwise direction. Some distance behind the fountain is a huge statue of Buddha, towering over the whole scene.

As you can see from the photos, there were many visitors to the site, with people coming from all parts of China and the rest of the world.

Birth of Buddha and tall statue World Buddhist Forum 2009 World Buddhist Forum

Group at the World Buddhist Forum site

depict (verb): to show, to illustrate
dragon (noun): a mythical monster
emerge (verb): to come out

Joe | Saturday, June 20th, 2009 | Filed under Travel

6 Responses to “China Day 2: Birth of Buddha”

  1. Nasri says:

    Thanks for the information about the Great Budha. I am not a Budhist, But I have always been interested in such issues. What about another article about another famous myth? I would be very grateful if you do so.

  2. Nucha says:

    Wonderful pictures ,so I would like to say thank you and keep sharing to the following day ^_^ . I am looking forward to see it from you .

  3. Linda k hollywood says:

    Absolutely wonderful picture at the center of fountain is a lotus flower from which the new born Buddha emerges.
    Lotus flower Symbol are a means of bringing subtle inner realities to a focus in outward expression with in the fundamental unity of Consciousness certain symbols….it come to the
    surface of the water the lotus flower.

    Good Luck
    Linda kosolsak (Hollywood USA)

  4. krulayar says:

    dan hendaklah kamu tetap di rumahmu dan janganlah kamu berhias dan bertingkah laku seperti orang-orang Jahiliyah yang dahulu dan dirikanlah shalat, tunaikanlah zakat dan ta’atilah Allah dan Rasul-Nya. Sesungguhnya Allah bermaksud hendak menghilangkan dosa dari kamu, hai ahlul bait dan membersihkan kamu sebersih-bersihnya.

  5. Mohammad T H says:

    As greate Bhudhah taught the people peace thraught their life, It is very useful to get him along with his teachings to be highlighted in our present world which is full of difficulties from one to another.

  6. Hanu says:

    i like china’s culture and i like Buddha i would like to worship to Buddha

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