In Summer 2009, we traveled to Beijing, Changsha, Luoyang and Kaifeng, here are some pictures I took during this trip.
Pavilion for the Enjoyment of Evening (爱晚亭), in my hometown Changsha.
Longmen Grottos (龙门石窟) in Luoyang （洛阳), across the Luo River. The statue of the Locana Buddha (卢舍那佛) is awe-striking. This is one of the moments that I say to myself: this is my heritage!
A couple of close-ups of the Locana Buddha statue:
Pagoda Forest (塔林) of the Shaolin Temple (少林寺)， where deceased monks are buried:
Song Mountain (嵩山)，one of the Five Great Mountains (五岳):
Iron Tower (开封铁塔):
Back in Beijing, we went to a few more places: