Wednesday, February 20, 2008

The Golden Temple

On Monday afternoon we boarded bus #71 to visit a Taoist temple that dates back to 1671, hidden amid a pine forest on Phoenix Song Mountain. The complex also includes a bell tower, gardens and greenhouses. The grounds were so relaxing and the pines smelled so good.

On the mountain: the entrance to the temple. You can see the beginnings of the Spring blossoms.

Gonging of the bell:

The symbol of Kunming - a camellia. They're everywhere in various colors throughout the city.

Cacti in the greenhouse ready to blossom:

"Mountain climbing makes me hungry!"

1 comment:

Majewski Family said...

Ann, your photos are so beautiful and your writing is so descriptive! I am enjoy your posts so much!