Modern Pilgrims

I don’t know how much Buddhist value was brought away with the antique architectures and original scripts that were burnt to ground in the 1972 fire, however this 3000m high “Holy Patio” rising abruptly from the low plain of “Land of Heaven” has become more accessible than ever to modern day pilgrims, who can pay a casual visit in fashion and with ease.

A group of Taiwanese pilgrims paying respect to the giant statue of  bodhisattva Samantabhadra, the latter said to have enlightened here. — I didn’t know monks and worldly tourists can from a travel group.

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A gust of cold wind wrapped with chilling cloud attacking unprepared pilgrims dressed in summer fashion.

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A senior pilgrim pays visit to the Holy Patio with ease.

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At least, the mountains are lush as ever…

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…and the indigenous “people of the mountain” are taken good care of, judging by their size.

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25 Aug, Mount Emei, China

Shot with a Canon 6D + Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD

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