CHINESE

PILGRIMAGE

 

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Strongly influenced by the principle of atheism imposed by the Communist party, the People's Republic of China thoroughly repressed any religious behavior for a long time. Paradoxically, the few pilgrimage sights represent today a privileged destination for an important and growing part of the Chinese tourists. Eager to rediscover the origins of their culture, they thus throw themselves, per thousands, on their ancestors's main religious pilgrimage. From the holy Hua Shan mountains, a highly regarded taoist area, to the buddhist Emei Shan range and Great Buddha of Leshan, follow them in their quest to their religious origins…