1. Entrances to Buddhist cave temples at Yungang Shiku west of Beijing, examples of rock cut architecture from the 5th and 6th centuries 2. Interior of one of the Buddhist grotto temples at Yungang 3. Interior of one of the Buddhist grotto temples at Yungang 4. Hanging Monastery built into the cliffs of Mt. Heng near Datong ca. 500 AD 5. Inner temple room of one of the Hanging Monastery buildings 6. Climbing around on the Hanging Monastery
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7. Pit 1 near Xian with the main Terra Cotta Warrior army made to protect the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor 250 BC 8. Present day Terra Cotta Warriors made for sale throughout the world 9. Ongoing work to reassemble warriors and horses that were fragmented under accumulated soils over 2000 years 10. Bingling Temple Buddhist rock carving off the Yellow River in Gansu Province 11. View of the Bingling Temple cave complex 12. Fortress at Jiayuguan at the west end of the Great Wall – a waypoint and defense along the Silk Road
13. Tree with buttress roots in the rain forest of Xishuangbanna Autonomous Prefecture 14. Giant water lilies – Victoria amazonica – Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden 15. Buddhist temple at the Dai People’s Village in Ganlanba 16. Buddhist temple at the Dai People’s Village in Ganlanba 17. Water Splashing Festival performed for tourists daily in Ganlanba 18. Enthusiastic tourists caught up in the spirit of the Water Splashing Festival
19. and 20. Traditional dances of the Dai people performed in a modern way at the Dai People’s Village in Ganlanba 21. Buddhist 7th century rock carvings at Dazu Bao Ding Mountain west of Chongqing 22. Golden Hands Buddha at Bao Ding Mountain Dazu 23. Harbor of Chongqing on the Yangtze River where cruises embark 24. and 25. My students on excursion