From China to India: Monks Follow Odyssey of Ven. Xuanzang
07-24-2018    Xinhua
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt" align=center><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN lang=EN-US>Ven. Huizai from <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">Taiwan</st1:country-region></st1:place> stand by the relic of a Tang Dynasty (618 AD-907 AD) pagoda</SPAN></B></P>

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt" align=center><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN lang=EN-US>Two Chinese Buddhist monks visit <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Huayuan</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Township</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> (Xinhua Photo)</SPAN></B></P>

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><st1:City w:st="on"><SPAN lang=EN-US>Xinjiang</SPAN></st1:City><SPAN lang=EN-US>, <st1:country-region w:st="on">China</st1:country-region> -- At Huayuan Township of Hami City, northwest <st1:country-region w:st="on">China</st1:country-region>'s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Sept. 9, 2006, the monks, who come from the Chinese Mainland and <st1:country-region w:st="on">Taiwan</st1:country-region> respectively, are on their journey to follow in the odyssey of famous predecessor Ven. Xuanzang on a journey from <st1:country-region w:st="on">China</st1:country-region> to <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">India</st1:country-region></st1:place>. Xuanzang (602 AD-664 AD), an eminent Buddhist Master of Tang Dynasty, traveled from the city of <st1:City w:st="on">Chang'an</st1:City>, today's <st1:City w:st="on">Xi'an</st1:City> in northwest <st1:country-region w:st="on">China</st1:country-region>'s <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Shaanxi</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Province</st1:PlaceType>, to <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">India</st1:place></st1:country-region> in 629 AD to study Buddhism and obtained valuable Buddhist scriptures.</SPAN></SPAN></P>
Editor: Wang Xinyu
   
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