Stupa just above the town of Damenglong.
Baby stupa dog house.
Temple altar with a slew of handmade prayer banners on the right.
Back side of the temple through banana leaves.
The most involved card trick ever.
Materials needed: an entire hillside covered with umpteen cards that have committed seppuku.
Moment of meditation looking over the fields to the north and east.
It's easy to find the Right Path up to the Black Pagoda.
Robotic soda-lime-silica model of a glasshopper.
Dragons guard the Black Pagoda, which, despite its name, is golden.
Droopy Buddha needs a nappy-poo before he gets cranky.
Heighty view of the Black Pagoda.
A captivating crack in the wall.
Enchanting roof monster against the pagoda spire.
Baby Buddha and Goth Buddha sit in sublime silence on a dusty dock.
Fallen roofline dragons, and if you look closely,
PRESTO! the nine of clubs.
The mirror in the triangle reflects the viewer at heart-level.
A womans walks through the rice paddies.
Up the road from Damenglong, we are looking for the White Bamboo Shoot Pagoda.
We think we may have found it when we see this fancy roofline.
But it is a temple that the town elders are cleaning.
Monks on a motorcycle! Nice fold line for a cover for something.
Up the road further we come across yet another temple.
Even though it wasn't the one we were looking for, I decided that we had found it.
Small moat surrounding a temple out-building.
Dragons and turtles all the way down.
Glimpsed here is the monk we spent the afternoon talking with
and his mom, in blue, who made us lunch from temple offerings.
Fringed banana plants hem in the rice patches.
Rice terraces near a banana plantation.