Ancient Buddha statues at the Yungang Grottoes, China. Dunhuang was established as a frontier garrison outpost by the Han Dynasty Emperor Wudi to protect against the Xiongnu in 111 BCE. It also became an important gateway to the West, a centre of commerce along the Silk Road, as well as a meeting place of various people and religions such as Buddhism.
11/24/16 All residents in China’s restive Xinjiang region must hand in passports to police: media Many of the 10 million-strong Muslim Uygur minority have complained about discrimination, including denials of passport applications and controls on their culture and religion, in China’s Xinjiang region. Photo: AFP
Leshan Giant Buddha -largest carved stone Buddha in the world and it is by far the tallest pre-modern statue in the world. The Mount Emei Scenic Area, including Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996.
Buddha* Arielle Gabriel, author of The China Adventures of Arielle Gabriel is a Buddhist who writes about the miracles of Kuan Yin in her book The Goddess of Mercy & The Dept of Miracles, when she suffered financial disaster in the mercenary city of Hong Kong *