Stars above Ten Thousand Buddha


Jeff Dai

Mount Emei, Sichuan province of China

Canon EOS 5D MarkII
AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G IF-ED
18mm/ ISO 2500 / f2.8/ 30s

Northern stars of the big dipper and Constellation Leo shines above the Wanfo Summit at the World Heritage site of Mount Emei in China. Mount Emei is a place of historical significance as one of the four holy lands of Chinese Buddhism. And for the meaning of Wanfo, is the house of the mountain’s patron deity, Bodhisattva Samantabhadra, and ten southand of buddhas are around it.
As well as the other 30 ones at Mount Emei, this temple is in local traditional style, making full use of the terrain. The advanced architectural and building techniques are the quintessence of Chinese temple architecture.