The world is my school and today I learned some facts on the second biggest Buddha in the world and I got to experience being next to it. Today we went to go see the second biggest Buddha in the world! This Buddha is 34 meters/112 feet tall. Now that is tall! To get up to the Buddha we had to wait in a 3 hour line. During the time we were in that line we made some friends. We made friends with the grandfather in front of us. We also made friends with the guy behind us. I just have to say I can't believe how nice everyone one has been here. Once we made it to where you get on the cable car I noticed that the cable cars are HUGE! You could fit 17 people in it. They had two different kinds of cable cars. One you paid more for but you get a private car and the bottom is clear. The other one is normal and we took that one. On the way up to the Buddha the scenery was beautiful. Not surprisingly the people that were in the cable car with us asked to take a picture of us. When we got closer to the destination we could see the Buddha. When we finally got off the cable car we only had 1 hour to see the Buddha and the village. Right away we were running towards the Buddha. Up some or I mean a lot of stairs then the Buddha was right in front of us. I could not believe my eyes! The Buddha's right hand is up representing the removal of affliction. The Buddha's left hand sits on his lap in a gesture of giving dhana. Dhana is a town in Sagar, India. The Buddha faces north, which is different to all of the other Buddha's, which face south. The Buddha symbolizes, relationship between man and nature, people and religion. After staring at the amazing Buddha we went to go get some traditional food. It turned out that we got traditional food that was really, really good and also made some new friends. Not with people but with animals. These animals are very sacred in the Buddhism religion so they let cows go roaming free. There was one right up closed to a bench so my sister and me went over sat on the bench and took a picture with the cow. I was sitting the closest to the cow. When the cow did not want to be a fashion model anymore he told us by picking up my leg with his horn. That ended up with me running away from the cow screaming. After having some fun with cows we waited in line to get back down to where we started. This line was also a 3 hour line. The thing that made it worse was that it was cold I was in shorts and next thing you know we look like a big ball of people that are in the Arctic with summer cloths on. It was also cold on the cable car ride back down. The only thing that made that ride fun was in the middle of the ride there was a little boy that started singing. "BA BA BA BA BA BA BA BA BA BA," said the little boy. "HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA," said everyone else in the cable car. We got down and rushed right home then went right to sleep. That was my day.
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Aunt Amy Very cool to hear the meaning behind the position of the Buddha! Sounds like an amazing experience. And being close enough to a cow for it to LIFT YOUR LEG WITH ITS HORN - yikes!!!! Sounds like a brave/scary experience!! "AA Out" :). Love ya!