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1,500-Year Old?

1,500-Year Old?

Ling Tu Monastery, Hong Kong view map

Ling Tu Monastery, a monastery of Buddhism and Taoism,
was first built in Southern & Northern Dynasties (420-589).
It was restored in Tang Dynasty (618-907), Ming Dynasty (1368-1644),
year 1970 and 2000 respectively.

During the restorations, it was also renamed as Tai Wan Monastery,
Bao Wan Monastery and finally its original name Ling Tu Monastery.

The structure and look of the Monastery are more or less the same as in Ming Dynasty.

Posted on 24 March 2009
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Steve Morris31-Mar-2009 17:11
Fabulous composition of the concentric archways - love the chair at the end as well!BV
Chris Spracklen31-Mar-2009 07:59
Perfect in every way, C.M.
Excellent shot from a wonderful series, my friend. (V)
thomas30-Mar-2009 19:51
Must have overlooked this one. The most beautiful and well composed entrance here.
Pawel30-Mar-2009 15:07
This looks very nice :)
Guy Dube30-Mar-2009 12:34
Very nice perspective CM , V
endre novak25-Mar-2009 21:03
nice presentation, good pov.
2004 25-Mar-2009 14:08
good shot !
Peter Stahl25-Mar-2009 12:22
Awesome perspective and composition ! :-)
Debbie Blackburn Beierle25-Mar-2009 06:35
Wonderful! I LOVE the red/black/gray/white color combo! Excellent and intriguing light!
an nguyen25-Mar-2009 03:16
Wow!!! what a spectacular red sign. Well composed ...
Char25-Mar-2009 01:13
Hi CM,
What a perfect capture of this interesting scene with its wonderful arches. \/
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography24-Mar-2009 23:23
Very good capture and complex history, as usual in such cases, Vote.
Simon Chandler24-Mar-2009 22:20
Excellent composition with great lighting. Very compelling. v
bill friedlander24-Mar-2009 20:51
The bright red signs leads the eye don the arcade. V
TuTmin24-Mar-2009 19:27
great angle. eye catching red.V~
Walter O. Koenig24-Mar-2009 19:06
Wonderful perspective and composition of this beautiful place. "V"
Marco Valk24-Mar-2009 18:19
well see and presented. excellent exposure. v
ac24-Mar-2009 15:53
Excellent, as usual.
Ali Majdfar24-Mar-2009 15:47
Splendid capture, ~V
Christopher Schlaf24-Mar-2009 15:32
great point of view
meekam tam24-Mar-2009 14:44
Hi CM, Apart from the magnificent photographic presentations this is a great work showing the beauty of Chinese architecture and calligraphy! V
DL 24-Mar-2009 14:17
Outstanding shot! Thanks for the info.
Christian Frisquet24-Mar-2009 14:16
Great point of view and perfect framing ! Big vote. vVv
Monique LaguŽ24-Mar-2009 13:55
good perspective and details.