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Temple of the Sea of Wisdom - Summer Palace | by epiøne
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Temple of the Sea of Wisdom - Summer Palace

There are conflicting sources regarding the destruction of the outside of the temple. Whether it was the communist cultural revolutionaries, or the wester forces during the Boxer Rebellion, the Buddhas on the outside of this temple were decapitated. The idols depicted here have been restored since then, but still you can see the damage that was once done.

 

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Taken on May 15, 2013