Here are a few pictures from the White Horse Temple in Luoyang. By tradition, this is the first Buddhist Temple in China. It was established in 68 A.D.
This is the Maitreya statue.
Allegedly the emperor sent a few monks to the west (India) to learn more about Buddhism. They returned on a couple of white horses carrying scriptures and Buddha images.
This temple is where the Indian scriptures were translated into Chinese.
At the time Luoyang was the capital of China.
More info here ---> Wikipedia - White Horse Temple
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Bronze Age Culture - Sanxingdui
These trees are very old. They are wrapped in hemp rope to protect them from the masses.
Another Buddha figure.
This woman with offer the incense in all directions before placing it in the burner.
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I thought the iris are very pretty. It was somewhere on the grounds.