On the afternoon of May 1st we went to an old Tibetan Buddhist Lamasery. It used to be a prince's mansion until it was converted into a temple in 1470 or so. It was quite nice. They even gave us mini VCDs with our ticket purchase. When we got inside, Cheer decided to buy incense so she could pray in front of every statue. I was slightly annoyed, but was able to take some cool pictures while waiting for her.
The most amazing thing was the giant statue of Buddha which was carved out of a single White Sandalwood tree. It stood 18 meters tall. I still find it hard to believe that it was a single tree because it was so wide!
我不知道，真正意义上的宗教者是怎么样的，但不管是耶稣，玛丽亚，还是释迦么尼，玉皇大帝。我总相信，在很遥远很遥远的古代，是有这么一个人，做了很多不 平凡的事，不一定像世人流传的神乎其神，但一定是大善事，为民造福不少，所以大家才记挂他。我走近他们，了解他们，所以要尊敬他们。敬香，是我表达尊敬的 方式。
I don't know, which name for god is correct, but I believe in some sort of deity. I just wanted to show my respect and reverence for the beings that have done great things for humanity throughout history. I show my respect by burning incense and kneeling.
Bye, Bye America!
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