Entrance gates.

The statue has a loose round rock in its mouth. Quite incredible when one wonders how they got it in there!

Entrance gates.

We decided to take a trip to the big buddhist temple in Bronkhorstspruit.  The atmosphere is lovely, so calm and tranquil.

Until one notices the developments happening on the once open land that surround the temple.  Developers are turning the surrounds into some cultural retreat for wealthy tourists, which in my mind goes against the entire spirit of the place.

But we had an enlightening experience none the less!