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Lama Temple and Temple of Heaven Park Photos

20140721-090125-32485363.jpgOh, the Temple of Heaven. Who knew it was so easy to get into heaven? It was about 96 degrees in the shade that day, so it was a quick trip to the park surrounding the temple.

20140721-090125-32485683.jpgHere we see people burning incense outside the Lama Temple, which is a Tibetan Buddhist temple right in the middle of Beijing. I thought that whole Tibetan Buddhist thing was frowned upon, but I guess not!

20140721-090125-32485523.jpgThese little dragons are perched all over the former imperial buildings in Beijing. I’m strangely drawn to them.

20140721-090125-32485845.jpgHere is the outside of the Lama Temple. I — unlike the multitudes of tourists at the place — respected the signs that said “no photography” of the 25 foot tall Buddha statue inside. It was very impressive, not diminished by the sign from the Guinness Book of Worlds Records stating that they confirmed it to be carved from one singular piece of sandalwood.