Ming Buddhas

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In the National Museum in Beijing I saw these three beautiful statues of serene buddhas from the Ming period. This symbiosis of Buddhism and ceramics has to be seen to be believed. We nearly did not go to the museum; three weeks is not a long time in Beijing if you are also in meetings most of the time. The museum is not one of the must-sees. After our visit we thought it is unfairly neglected: in any other city it would be one of the star sights.

The immense building has eight large exhibition halls on each of its four floors, and more in the basement. We knew we didn’t have time to see everything, so our list of priorities was based on an abstract idea of classical Chinese art: ceramics, paintings, statues and jade. Each of these collections was enormous. We missed much, and we plan to visit the museum again when we come back to Beijing.

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Author: I. J. Khanewala

I travel on work. When that gets too tiring then I relax by travelling for holidays. The holidays are pretty hectic, so I need to unwind by getting back home. But that means work.

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