Friday, March 16, 2012

Cave Exploring

We arrived at a mountain side to find this almost 500 ft. (150m) cave converted into a Buddhist temple known as the Eight Immortals Cave.
Seven other caves exist in the area, but this one is the largest.
You might not be able to really tell from this view, but our tour guide said the opening to this cave is shaped like a part of a woman's body so many young married couples come here to worship hoping to get pregnant.
I read that archaeologists have uncovered various objects from within these caves over time which date back to 25,000 years ago.

Here is a closer look inside the cave where one can come to worship.

These are statues found outside this cave. Sorry, I do not have any information about them other than they are quite eye-catching.

- Karen


LifeRamblings said...

the cave looks intriguing. looks like a great place to explore.

betchai said...

wow, that is such a huge cave to even have a temple inside.

lina said...

A place of worship in a cave.

Reminds me of our Batu Caves here. ^^

eileeninmd said...

Wow, what an amazing place. I would never expect to see a temple in a cave. Wonderful photos, have a great weekend!

momto8 said...

very eye catching! thanks for the great pictures!!

rainfield61 said...

I love caves.

Where monks used to stay. said...

There is a story on that last statue = wouldn't it be fun to know. I see John Wayne on the left. Whom ever he is in with deep conversation with, I would love to be a fly on the wall.

FilipBlog said...

Very beautiful photos. I once visited a similar cave in Kanchanaburi Thailand.


Mandy said...

25,000?? That is incredible. I love caves and natural rock phenomena so I think I would really like it here.