The day had finally arrived when the student ambassadors, and SOS staff would tour their sister city, Wuxi. SOS began their exploration with a trip to the famous Lingshan Grand Buddha. The Lingshan Grand Buddha is the world’s largest bronze Buddha statue with an amazing height of 88 meters! The Buddha is located in the Taihu Lake National Tourist Resort along with many other Buddhist sites including the Brahma Palace, Five Mudra Mandala, Nine Dragons Bathing Sakyamuni, and Xiangfu Temple.
Students were taught how Buddhists pray and worship at the temple. They were also treated to a short performance on the life of the Buddha. The experience really helped give SOSers a new perspective on the Buddhist faith.