We entered the last temple we were to visit in Taiyuan and saw a playful German Shepard trying to catch the water out of a hose and getting soaked in the process. After the game was over he sat on a bench while a man read his book.
After we left the temple, we had lunch and then were off to the airport. Our next stop was Chengdu. This city of 4.1 million was only 60 miles south of the epicenter of the May 12, 2008 earthquake. Over 80,000 people perished in the 8.0 earthquake. Chengdu did not sustain any damage but we weren't sure if we would feel any aftershocks while we were there.
Top Right: wet Temple dog.
Top Left: Incense Burner.
Bottom Right: Detail of Incense Burner.
Bottom Left: Temple Drum.