Today, our whole group went to go visit the Lesha Giant Buddha! Stephanie and I are extremely grateful. We love to soak in different cultures, so we were both so very excited to be on this fieldtrip. We began the drive at around 8:30am, and the drive from our hotel to the Giant Buddha was about 3 hours. When we arrived, we went straight to lunch and the food was great! There was this Pork dish that was braised for what seemed like hours and it was so tender and delicious. When we got to the Buddha, there was a bit of a hike, but nothing too crazy. The sun was out, so the weather was especially hot today. When we finally got up to the Big Buddha, there was a huge line that wraps around to get to the bottom of the Buddha, so we decided to opt out of that and just took pictures near the top of the Buddha. It still was a fantastic view; the Buddha was so giant! This is a picture of us, Stephanie & I at the top of the big Buddha. This experience was so enlightening especially because we got to understand the Chinese Culture and the different art that is associated with the culture. After a long day of hiking, and sight-seeing, we finally got back to the hotel and ended our day with our usual small talks and face masks.
– Monique and Stephanie