Introduction and Flight on AA
Google Maps in China
Sheraton Changzhou Xinbei Review
Intro to China High Speed Rail (CSR)
Cantonese Food and Ramen in Shanghai
Intercontinental Shanghai Puxi Review
Nanjing (City Wall, Nanjing Massacre Memorial, Purple Mountain)
Suzhou (Tiger Hill, Humble Administrator’s Garden)
Changzhou Tianning Temple
Hangzhou (West Lake, Leifeng Pagoda, Longjing tea)
Flight Home and After Thoughts
I took a cab to the Tianning Temple. It is only about five minutes away from Changzhou Railway station.
The entrance has four large statues guarding it.
This temple is still being used by monks so they were going through their normal daily routine. I do not know what it was but they were praying.
I found this building with 10000 Buddha statues. The building is the left one in the picture.
The mats in the above picture is for praying.
There was a covered walkway on the outside of this level, which offered great views of the surrounding area.
The main plaza area was filled with places to put incense. There was also a gift shop that sold them.
There is an entrance fee for the Tianning Pagoda, which wasn’t worth it.
Then there was this small building holding many small golden statues.
Dogs used to look like this a few thousand years ago.
Next was the Palace of Heavenly Kings.
Here are some of the incense stations up close.