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China '06

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To order Sichuan pork i had to draw a pig and go oink

Big Buddha in Leshan, Sichuan (71 m. tall, the largest sitting Buddha in the world)

Big Buddha in Leshan, Sichuan

Big Buddha in Leshan, Sichuan; people on the cliff and Buddha's hand give a sense of the monumental scale.

1000-y/o temple complex in Leshan

All ducks in a row, Leshan, Sichuan

Around Shaolin Temple, Henan

Around Shaolin Temple

Around Shaolin Temple

Kung fu show

Kung fu show - puncturing baloon through a glass pane

Kung fu show - baloon is gone

Kung fu show - a volunteer

Kung fu show - i am doing a neck spring.

Shaolin Temple entrance

Shaolin Temple

Confucius (Confucianism), Lao Tze (Daoism), Buddha (Buddhism), and me (Confused-cianism)

The oldest tree in Shaolin Temple - 1,500 y/o ginko. It rembembers times when a handful of monks saved the emperor from the evil warlord.

Shaolin Temple

Shaolin Temple

Shaolin Temple

Shaolin Temple

Bodhidharma (Damo) - the founder of Shaolin kung fu

Chicken soup for the soul. Unlike in the U.S., you know exactly what ingredients they use.

Seven dishes to share

Corn

Shaolin Temple and the forest of pagodas

Song Shan mountains

Song Shan mountains the next day

Song Shan - sage

Song Shan mountains

Song Shan mountains

Song Shan mountains

Pitchfork

Buddha and Mao on dashboard

Fried silkworms on a stick - i had 6 for supper

Under the Kazakh flag at the Ming tombs

The Great Wall

The Great Wall unrestored

The Great Wall

The Great Wall

Asian bear under the Great Wall

Beijing

The Forbidden City

The Forbidden City

The Forbidden City

Beijing - park

Beijing - park

Beijing - a little Potala on Tiananamen Square

Beijing street