China Tour ( 2 ) – Journey to the West, Art Museum & City Wall

 

On 10th Sept, 2011, we arrived Xi’an,

Xi’an is an Ancient Capital of China,

under “Zhou, Qin, Han, Sui and Tang” dynasties.

Xi’an is one of the oldest cities in China,

with more than 3,100 years of history.

 

First, We visited the Giant/Big Wild Goose Pagoda.

It is a Buddhist pagoda/temple, located in southern Xi’an.

It was built in 652 AD, during the Tang Dynasty.

 

The main function of this pagoda is

to hold sacred texts and figurines of the Buddha.

Those were brought to China, from India, 

by the Buddhist Monk “Xuan Zang”.

 

He is famous for his “Journey to the west”

( အေနာက္သို႔ ခရီးသြားျခင္း မွတ္တမ္း ).

The Bodhisattva (Guan Yin) instructed 

the Buddhist Monk “Xuan Zang”.

So, the Buddhist Monk Xuan Zang &

his three protectors Sun Wukong (Monkey King), 

Zhu Bajie (Pig) and Sha Wujing

travelled to the “Western Regions / India”,

(during the Tang Dynasty), to obtain sacred texts of Buddha.

 

Statue of Buddhist Monk Xuan Zang.

Statue of Buddhist Monk Xuan Zang.

 

The Giant/Big Wild Goose Pagoda.

The Giant/Big Wild Goose Pagoda.

 

The Giant/Big Wild Goose Pagoda.

 

The statue of Happy Buddha.

 

Donated to the Giant/Big Wild Goose Pagoda.

Donated to the Giant/Big Wild Goose Pagoda.

 

 

After that, we visited Xi’an Art & Calligraphy Museum.

Museum staff explained

the brief history of Chinese Art & Calligraphy.

She also demonstrated & taught us,

–  the origin & logic of Chinese character & painting

–  how to write Chinese characters.

 

Explained the brief history of Chinese Art & Calligraphy

Explained the brief history of Chinese Art & Calligraphy

 

Explained the brief history of Chinese Art & Calligraphy

 

Ancient Chinese Style Painting.

 

Demonstrate how to write Chinese characters.

Demonstrate how to write Chinese characters.

 

Recent Painting of Postgraduates Students.

Recent Painting of Postgraduates Students.

 

 

Finally, we visited “The City Wall ( fortifications ) of Xi’an”.

It is the oldest and best preserved Chinese city walls.

The existing City Wall was started by the Ming Dynasty in 1370.

Area = 14 km²,

Length = 13.7 km,

Height = 12 m and

Thickness ( Wide ) = 15–18 m / 50 feet wide

 

The Xi’an City Gate

The Xi’an City Gate

 

The Xi’an City Wall

The Xi’an City Wall

 

On top of The Xi’an City Wall ( 12 m / 40 feet high )

On top of The Xi’an City Wall ( 12 m / 40 feet high )

 

On top of The Xi’an City Wall ( 15 m / 50 feet wide )

On top of The Xi’an City Wall ( 15 m / 50 feet wide )

 

With Love,

Foreign  Resident.

 

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