Trip Start Jan 25, 2010
22Trip End Mar 29, 2010
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After a two hour journey we entered the park and climbed the stairs. At first we could only see the head poking above the cliff face which was enormous. However, to truly appreciate the grand scale of this carving we made our way down to the river edge and gazed in amazement. The only thing missing was some epic choir in the background since we were lucky enough to see the Buddha when the sun was shining over him like a scene from heaven.
After a brief pause we climbed back up the stairs and started to explore the mountain/park surrounding the giant Buddha
You can easily spend an entire day wandering around the gardens and gawking at the increadibly detailed sculptures. The entire park was very peaceful ... probaby due to the Buddha's soothing chakra. I'm going to need to borrow some patience from the Buddha since I'm getting ready for a 26 hour train ride with nothing but a hard seat (the downside of the Chinese New Year), Fortunately I have my English friend to talk to and a fully charged iPod. Until next time people, stay poppin' (Americans :P).