Category: Buddha statue

Receding Water Levels of China’s Yangtze Reveal Ancient Buddha Statues

BEIJING—Plunging water levels of the Yangtze River have revealed a submerged island in China’s southwestern city of Chongqing and a trio of Buddha statues on it that are believed to be 600 years old, state media Xinhua has reported. The three statues were found on the highest part of the island reef called Foyeliang, initially…


The Enigmatic Caves of Ajanta

In the remote Indian wilderness, miles from the small town of Ajanta, ancient man-made caves sit nearly 250 feet above a valley stream. It is the type of wondrous destination Westerners would expect to see in an adventurous Indiana Jones movie. Far from fictional however, the mysterious Ajanta Caves are a sacred complex of temple…


China Forces Monks and Tibetans to Witness the Demolition of Buddha Statue

The Chinese regime forced Tibetan monks and Tibetan people to watch the demolition process of a 99-foot tall Buddha statue at Thoesam Gatsel temple in Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, in December. The Buddha statue was built after the regime approved the project in 2015, and has special meaning for local Tibetan monks and…


Chinese Regime Forces Monks and Tibetans to Witness the Demolition of Buddha Statue

The Chinese regime forced Tibetan monks and Tibetan people to watch the demolition process of a 99-foot tall Buddha statue at Thoesam Gatsel temple in Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, in December. The Buddha statue was built after the regime approved the project in 2015, and has special meaning for local Tibetan monks and…