1. John Holland

    Giant Buddha

    In far western China is a city called Leshan. And in Leshan there is a giant Buddha statue. By giant, I mean 233 feet (71 meters) tall carved status that was constructed/built between 713 and 803 (during the Tang Dynasty). It is at the confluence of the Minjiang River and Dadu River. You can...
  2. John Holland

    Going Fishing

    Heading off for the day's fishing in a sampan. "Sampan" comes from the original Cantonese term for the boats, 三板 - literally meaning "three planks" (Bottom plank and two side planks).