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A Spectacular View from the Pagoda Forest

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Wouldn't it be wonderful if you could wake up every morning and have this breath taking view? After our hour-long Kung Fu workout this morning (beginning at 6:00 a.m.) with a Shaolin monk, we were able to take a beautiful walk through the Pagoda Forest. The Pagoda Forest, near the Shaolin Temple consists of approximately 250 Pagodas, making it the largest Pagoda Forest in China. Pagodas are religious monuments that were built as a shrine or memorial building to honor the Buddist master. There are various levels of the Pagodas (ranging from 1 to 7using odd numbers only) based on the accomplishments of the master. The unique designs of the Pagodas, sprinkled within the forrest, made this one of the most memorable mornings of the trip.

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2 comments:

Changing Connections said...

I really want to go to China; reading about beautiful mornings, challenging afternoons, visits with monks, martial arts, Great and smaller walls--I so want to go on this trip sometime. Your postings are addictive, sprinkled with excitement, energy, and fun titles that pull me in.

RJ Stangherlin
PA DEN LC Blog Coordinator

Karen Wells said...

Is looks as if the sun was reflecting off some of the pagodas. What an awesome sight. Do you think you will be able to get anyone back home to understand how awe-inspiring and beautiful it truly was? Karen Wells DSA South Africa

Essential Programs Details

Duration 15 days
When August 1st - 14th, 2009
Focus History/Culture
Martial Arts
Modern/Ancient Architecture