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Shaolin Buddhist Monastery is situated at Song Shan near Zhenzhou, the capital city of Henan province. It was founded by Batuo, an Indian Dhyana ("Zen" in Japanese) master, in the 5th century - three sources give the year as AD464, AD477 and AD497, respectively.

The Chinese martial art of Kung Fu originated here and was developed by the monks to defend themselves against bandits and wild animals. Unlike Karate, Kung Fu uses objects in addition to bare hands. The temple is visited by many groups of school boys, aspiring to become monks and masters of Kung Fu.

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  • Copyright: Neels Gunter (corjan3) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 249 W: 17 N: 433] (2021)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2007-06-02
  • Categories: Ceremony
  • Exposure: f/5.0, 1/400 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2011-01-21 3:01
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