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China Day 2: Birth of Buddha
Our 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.
Joe | Saturday, June 20th, 2009 | Filed under Travel
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