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December 12, 2006

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Bodhi Tree, Bodhgaya

Bodhgaya is maybe the holiest place in Buddhism as Siddharta Gautama (the historical Buddha) is said to have attained enlightenment here.
The tree brightly decorated at the Mahabodhi Temple is said to be a direct descendant of the actual one under which Buddha was meditating when this happened.
Bodhgaya itself is a pleasant small town, remarkable for the different temples erected here by the various Buddhist denominations. A very good chance to come and compare…

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Random post from the past:

Luxor Temple: avenue of sphinxes

12 years after my last visit, I was fortunate to see the temple under a full moon - again! This is one of the sphinxes that belonged to the avenue of sphinxes that once connected Luxor temple and Karnak. Today, only small parts of this avenue are visible, - it must have been wonderful when it was still 3 km long! The head looks very much like the head of Ramesses II at the front Pylon, that I photographed twelve years ago. click to see a larger version of the photo. ...

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