Month: August 2020

  • Buddha statue in Taiwan’s Taroko National Park vandalized

    Marred Guanyin statue has stood on cliff trail in Hualien for over 100 years TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The tourism authorities are hunting down vandals who intentionally damaged a century-old Buddha statue on an old trail in Taroko National Park (太魯閣國家公園) in eastern Taiwan. A tourist guide reported Monday (Aug. 24) that a Guanyin statue […]

  • Flood waters reach the toes of China’s famous giant Buddha statue

    (CNN)Floods in southern China have caused water from the Yangtze River to rise and reach the toes of a famous towering statue of the Buddha — reportedly for the first time in decades. Leshan’s Giant Buddha, a 233 foot (71 meters) sitting buddha carved out of a hillside around 1,200 years ago, is part of […]