Emeishan Grand Hotel
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Entry by Chuck: This was one big Buddha. At 71 meters (234 feet) high, this big boy took 90 years to complete. Viewing the Buddha from a boat on the river, as well as from the stairway on its side, really impressed me of the dedication and spirituality those early monks had. This was a great adventure and a must to see when in China.
... climbing lots of stairs to reach the top, next to the Buddha's head. Thankfully there was no waiting, but obviously on very busy days it looks like people line up for hours. Next we walked down the side of the Buddha until we reached his feet...it was fantastic, very impressive and extraordinary to think it was built over 1500 years ago! For some reason I didn't take a ...
After spending a tranquil evening of rejuvenation and reflection, I was ready to tackle any challenge. I could battle the elements (squats? Let me at 'em!), face adversity (Sorry I can't speak Mandarin to tell you I don't want that Reemee! which is corn apparently...Gosh I felt terrible not helping that lady, hence the adversity), I could climb a mountain....I said I could climb a mountain didn't I...well, today I had to prove myself that I could. Today the ...
... during the Tang Dynasty. It is the largest Buddha in the world. He sits quietly facing Mt Emei as he blesses the nation and all his followers. In order to see him properly you will need to take the boat ride. It is quite reasonable in price and the view is perfect for photographs.
You can also get off at the bottom of the Buddha and climb winding staircases around him ...
... at the top of one of the many staircases. Stopping in front of the Buddha atop these steps had a Stairway to Heaven ish feeling as you were in front of such a sacred being. Although it was not my faith, I respected him so much to close my eyes and send a message of thanks for being blessed to share this time and opportunity with me. I thanked the positivity in the universe for bringing me to this place to express my gratitude. I opened my eyes and left the Buddha, returning to my room. ...