“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Avery Island in Iberia Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

This Buddah

This Buddah Marker image. Click for full size.
June 6, 2018
1. This Buddah Marker
This Buddah
Was built for the
Shonfa Temple
located northeast of Peking, by the order of
Emperor Hui-Tsung

Its builder was Chon-Ha-Chin, most noted of ancient Buddah makers.

The temple was looted by a rebel general who took the statue as part of his loot and sent it to New York to be sold.....

The statue came to the notice of two friends of E.L. McIlhenny who purchased it and sent it to him as a gift in 1936.

Plaque 2

Buddah Speaks
Peacefully I rest
Upon this lagoon's bank
as pale green bamboos
sway above my throne.

Clouds of blossoms
soften the sifted light
falling golden and misty
Through the boughs above.

Long days of travel
brought me from my home,
yet I have known
no hour of calmer rest.

My thoughts are
like the swaying bamboos' crest
waved to and fro
above the rippling stream
clear and blue
as from a glorious dream.

Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionParks & Recreational Areas.

Buddah Speaks Marker image. Click for full size.
June 6, 2018
2. Buddah Speaks Marker
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29° 54.512′ N, 91° 54.988′ W. Marker is in Avery Island, Louisiana, in Iberia Parish. Marker can be reached from Jungle Garden Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Avery Island LA 70513, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Buddah (within shouting distance of this marker); Boat House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Cleveland Oak (about 700 feet away); Sunken Gardens (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bird City (approx. ¼ mile away); McIlhenny (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bamboo (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bayou Petite Anse (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Avery Island.
More about this marker. This is stop #8. You must walk to the Buddah temple to get to markers.
This Buddah/Buddah Speaks Marker image. Click for full size.
June 6, 2018
3. This Buddah/Buddah Speaks Marker
This Buddah Marker image. Click for full size.
June 6, 2018
4. This Buddah Marker
Buddah Temple image. Click for full size.
June 7, 2018
5. Buddah Temple
Buddah image. Click for full size.
June 6, 2018
6. Buddah
Credits. This page was last revised on June 15, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 15, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 108 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 15, 2018.

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