The 15-metre-high Buddha at the Tiantishan Grottoes. Photo: Megan Eaves The 15-metre-high Buddha at the Tiantishan Grottoes. Photo: Megan Eaves
The 15-metre-high Buddha at the Tiantishan Grottoes. Photo: Megan Eaves

Divine intervention: China’s Tiantishan giant Buddha and a lucky meeting with a monk with a van

  • The kindness of strangers rescued Lonely Planet’s China editor when she was stranded on a research trip in Gansu, on the Silk Road
  • The spectacular Tiantishan Grottoes are protected from flooding by a half-moon wall, built when the Huangyang River was dammed

Topic |   China travel
The 15-metre-high Buddha at the Tiantishan Grottoes. Photo: Megan Eaves The 15-metre-high Buddha at the Tiantishan Grottoes. Photo: Megan Eaves
The 15-metre-high Buddha at the Tiantishan Grottoes. Photo: Megan Eaves
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