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... The Buddha sits on a huge site where there are many pagodas and lush jungle type gardens. There is a cliff staircase down to the base of the Buddha and when we were there we were lucky enough to see many Tibetans and monks come to pay their respects. The character in their faces was truly beautiful and they were very obliging letting Kate take close ups of their faces for her collection. ...
... but i was just in a t-shirt and leggings still sweating - 1.5 hours of walking up very steep stairs. and then about an hour down the stair. good exercise indeed! i hiked with Mo and Jo, my Canadian mates. Jo calls me skittles - very cute :-) Also for whatever reason they all call me Julie here. i actually like it - sounds softer. it was very off to start with and i didn't bother correcting, but i like it now. ...
Should be a magnificent view , unfortunately , it was drizzling and misty all the way up forcing us to hide under umbrella in the cold weather.Saw the mountain monkey but can't stop long to take snapshot due to massive amount of people trying to get up and down the steps we are ...
At 71m tall, with 7m long ears and even bigger feet, this Buddha certainly impresses in terms of its size. Carved out of the side of the cliff next to a river with 2 lesser statues either side of it, the best panoramic view of the statues is by boat. Due to the fierce current of the river the boats go flying past the statues, fling the boat round whilst throwing the boat into reverse & then edge past them fighting the current as they go, with 100's of ...
... it jumped to the top of the list after the Taliban destroyed the previous record-holders in Afghanistan). The next day we headed off in the rain to visit it. This was our first rainy day in 2012 so we couldn’t complain too much (it did rain for 15 minutes on Rabbit Island in Cambodia, and we distinctly remember 2 raindrops on the Bolaven plateau in Laos). The Buddha is absolutely huge, 70 metres tall, and overrun by Chinese tour groups. ...
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