Rainbow Buddha is housed in a spectacular hall of mirrors.
The walls and pillars are jeweled.
They're building an ugly shelter to protect the Buddha from rain. It looks like cosmetic surge
My favorite part is the soles of the feet.
But the front is still pretty impressive.
The rest of the complex is quite new, with fresh gold paint and statues of lots of cool creatures and guaradians.
And this secret vulcan, hidden away in a glittery temple.
And then it was time for the trip south, crammed in a mini-van with 12 other people, luggage on the roof. It took 7 hours with a couple of stops, a gorgeous rainbow, and a transcendent sunset. These young rubber trees were all the more charming as we sped past them.