Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Giant Buddha

A week ago we went to Wuxi, China which is about 45 minutes west of Suzhou.  We were going to see the Giant Buddha. All 280 feet of the Giant Buddha is made of tin and copper, weighing 700 tons.
There is a water show with this lotus flower statue, there is also a baby Buddha that comes out of it. We were hoping that it would happen while we were visiting but we didn't get to see it.  
Leading up to the Giant Buddha there were people hanging notes on these racks that lined the pathway.

This is not a great picture of me, but it shows a common occurrence here in China. A Chinese lady walking past Baby O smiling and making noises at him as he watches and smiles back, like he is doing here with the lady under the umbrella.

There were many stalls where you could buy candles to light and say a prayer to Buddha.

There are always SO many stairs!

Right under the Giant Buddha there was a little museum and also another spot to pray.
Right under the Buddha. There was a huge line for an elevator to get up to the Buddha's feet, we liked the view from below the lotus flower.
There were other buildings on the grounds surrounding the Giant Buddha that were interesting to see. This one was HUGE. We kind of got stuck in a massive crowd trying to get out which wasn't very fun.


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