Sunday, July 20, 2008

Great Buddha in Nara

Here we all are in front of the Great Buddha's hall. It is the largest wooden structure in the world. 157 feet tall by 187 feet wide-and yet it is only 2/3 the size of the original hall that burned: this hall was built in 1709.

The Great Buddha. 53 foot tall bronze statue.

Our volunteer English speaking guide in front of a lotus blossom from the original statue.

I have some video of the kids climbing through Buddha's nose (ok, really of them climbing through a hole the same size as Buddha's nostril), but it won't upload from this computer.  Hopefully tomorrow I can try from the other computer.



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