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Jun 12, 2008 - Grotto and Monastary

We went to the Longman grottos this morning, a very peacefull site on the river, and high up bridge crosses the river here. Long man means dragon's gate. There are over 1000 caves of varying sizes with Buddhas of varying sizes all carved out of the rock of the caves. The first carvings began in A.D. 493. The earliest carvings show the influence of Indian art but over time the figures gradually become Chinese. In the Tang Dynasty, womeen who were fat were considered the most beautiful and it is during that time that the scupltures started...

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Sep 10, 2007 - Shaolin Kung Fu

Jeg har vel funnet ut at aa reise rundt alene ikke er min favoritt, men aa sitte paa et hotelrom i Beijing aa sture i 6 dager foer Jo kommer er uaktuelt. Hun foreslo en tur til Shaolin, hvor kinesiske munker fant opp Kung Fu for 1500 aar siden (tror jeg). Det hoertes eksotisk ut, og et greit alternativ til hotellveggstirring... Jeg saa for meg Shaolin som et mystisk eventyrtempel omhyllet av taakedis, med en haandfull skallede munker i oransje kapper i stand til aa slaa og sparke som ingen andre. Og saann er det! Det er ogsaa en stor...

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May 26, 2006 - Luoyang, China

Luoyang, China (Home to the famous Shaolin Temple) Friday 26th May - Sunday 28th May On Friday we took a 6 hour train ride from Xian east, to Luoyang in the hard seat section of the train. It was a really nice experience as we had to share a seat with an older Chinese couple and even though they didn't speak English we used our Mandarin phrase book to communicate a few things to them. They were really sweet and fed us biscuits all the way like we were kids. We were in a carriage with mainly locals so we got to see all of their interesting...

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Nov 12, 2005 - Deng Feng - Home to the Shaolin Kung Fu Monks

Saturday 12th November Pulled into Zhengzhou at 4am great time of the morning, decided against paying for a hotel for 5 hours so just sat it out till 6 am as any respectful traveller would do, and got straight on the first bus to Deng Feng home to Shaolin. On the bus they played some cheesy dubbed Kung Fu movie, it seemed only right as we headed for the home of Wushu. I sat next to this Chinese Uni student, he spoke real bad couldnt work out when he was saying Chinese or English. He kept asking me something over and over, normally these...

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