Thursday, March 21, 2013
Temples of Wutai Shan
I have arrived in Wutai Shan, the mountainous abode of Manjushri, the Bodhisattva of Wisdom. This is a Buddhist pilgrimage site, and the site of several monasteries and temples. Very few people speak English here, and the cold winds have become oppressive. Since it is off-tourist season, I am one of the only people on the slopes and most of the shops are closed. However, upon visiting the temples, I can hear the monks chanting, ringing gongs and bells, and striking drums.