Thursday, 1 January 2004, Temple 5Climbing Higher

    We climbed a short distance to the next level, where there were several more things to admire before we started the serious climb to the top of the mountain.

We were admiring a little pond just out of sight below.

This was the largest character we saw.

Just in front of the big character was a tiny shrine.

Weiyin absorbs the sights and smells of the shrine.

More worshipers and incense.

How do you keep a huge boulder from falling on the temple? You prop it up with many little sticks, of course. Strength in numbers, as they say. Let a thousand sticks prop!

This map shows the two ways to the top. We ascended via the right-hand route and descended the left way, which is shorter but steeper.

A thousand little Buddhas.

Ahead to A Short Rest
Back to Xiamen Dec 03–Jan 04