Chinese Buddhist monks set foot on Xuanzang's odyssey


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Monk Huizai from Taiwan stand by the relic of a Tang Dynasty (618 AD-907 AD) pagoda at Huayuan Township of Hami City, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Sept. 9, 2006. The monks, who come from the Chinese mainland and Taiwan respectively, are on their journey to follow in the odyssey of a famous predecessor Xuanzang on a journey from China to India. Xuanzang (602 AD-664 AD), an eminent monk of Tang Dynasty, traveled from the city of Chang'an, today's Xi'an in northwest China's Shaanxi Province, to India in 629 AD to study Buddhism and obtain Buddhist scriptures.

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Two Chinese Buddhist monks visit the relic of a Tang Dynasty (618 AD-907 AD) pagoda at Huayuan Township of Hami City, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Sept. 9, 2006.

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Two Chinese Buddhist monks visit Huayuan Township of Hami City, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Sept. 9, 2006.


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