Last Thursday we went on an all day field trip. First we went to this old temple (like 2000 years old) that they recently built a giant statue of Buddha by. It was huge but really hot. Then we went on a tour of Lake Taihu and some traditional gardens. The following pictures are of those outings around Wuxi.
The lotus tower and the giant Buddha statue in the background.
The intricate carvings on the lotus tower.
Translation: Can't recycle
The laughing Buddha and children.
The giant Buddha from the bottom of the stairs. Apparently, the Buddha is made of bronze and only the Statue of Liberty is bigger than it (in terms of bronze statues).
The view from the top of the stairs, very close to the giant Buddha.
The Turtlehead Island of Lake Taihu. Monkeys inhabit the island and although we did not see any, we sure did smell them.
Do not swim in Lake Taihu! It is very beautiful but the computer screen is not lying--the water was green, bright green, from pollution.
One of my favorite pictures, taken on the garden part of our outing.
My new best friend. It is about a 20 minute bike ride to school and every minute I have to bite my lip and ask for safety.
Finally, last but not least, our group!