Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Lama Temple

This past Sunday when we went to church we met a really great couple, Steve and Allie Tensmeyer. It is actually really funny because Steve is from Cincinnati, where we lived for 5 years. He was only his mission for the last 2 years that we lived there, so we never really met him but we knew his family! Such a small world.

Anyway, after church we hung out with them and went to visit the Lama Temple, a Buddhist Temple here in Beijing. It was so amazing and you could smell the burning of incense all over the grounds. It houses many different temple buildings at one location and even houses a Buddha statue carved from one single piece of sandalwood that measures 76 feet high! It was incredible! Unfortunately, they don't allow you to take photos inside the temples so I didn't get a picture of that. The sign actually reads "No burning of incense or film inside the temple". LOL... Definitely not the first or the last funny sign we will read in China...

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