On our second adventure yesterday we headed to the Wild Goose Pagoda where buddhist monks practice their religion. We were able to spot a few monks because they wear long yellow robes and have shaved heads. We walked around the pagoda visiting places of worship and taking pictures in front of the laughing buddha. We viewed the thousand-arm woman buddha as well as the complete history of buddhism in paintings. An interesting fact about the pagoda is that it is leaning slightly to one side, not as much however, as the leaning tower of Pisa in Italy. At the end of the tour many delegates stopped to enjoy some Nestle ice cream as the temperature here as began to creep towards one hundred degress farenheit. The pagoda is pictured above and the sky in the background is a blue as it has been since we arrived. The sky is normally gray due to the smog and creates a general feeling of imminent rain.
We are currently heading to the Donghan Village where we will be staying with a family and visiting school children.
Later on I will be posting about the real Terra Cotta Warriors and the Tang Dynansty show which were our last stops in Xi’an. The show was regarded by many delegates as the most fascinating and exciting event of all.