Xuan Zang's Trail, World Peace Praying Ceremony
07-24-2018    Xinhua
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><st1:City w:st="on"><SPAN lang=EN-US>Xi'an</SPAN></st1:City><SPAN lang=EN-US>, <st1:country-region w:st="on">China</st1:country-region> -- At Daci'en Temple in <st1:City w:st="on">Xi'an</st1:City>, northwest <st1:country-region w:st="on">China</st1:country-region>'s <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Shaanxi</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Province</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>, Oct. 15, <st1:chmetcnv w:st="on" UnitName="a" SourceValue="2006" HasSpace="True" Negative="False" NumberType="1" TCSC="0">2006 a</st1:chmetcnv> ceremony named "Xuan Zang's Trail -- World Peace Praying Ceremony" was held at the temple on Sunday to send off an inspection group to trace the footsteps of Xuan Zang, a famous ancient Chinese monk who travelled arduously to India for sutra. Retracing Xuan Zang's footsteps is part of the activities of the Sino-India Friendship Year. The group of 40 members started its journey Sunday in <st1:City w:st="on">Xi'an</st1:City>, and its destination is <st1:City w:st="on">New Delhi</st1:City>, capital of <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">India</st1:place></st1:country-region>. (Xinhua Photo)</SPAN></P>
Editor: Wang Xinyu
   
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