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Ganesh Statue in Yunnan China Photo

Travel photo of the day- A statue of Ganesh in southern Yunnan province of China. I rode a bicycle out of Jinhong — which sits near the borders of Vietnam, Laos, and Myanmar — out into the countryside. I came upon a broken down and abandon temple complex that had many different motifs, statues, and fixtures from various Asian faiths. Next to the Ganesh statue was a Buddhist stupa, and the entire complex went like this. I tried to find someone who knew anything about it, but being out in the jungle on an obscure road, I did not meet anyone who seemed to know much or care. Read more travelogue entries from China.

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Wade Shepard is the founder and editor of Vagabond Journey. He has been traveling the world since 1999, through 80 countries. He is the author of the book, Ghost Cities of China, and contributes to Forbes, The Diplomat, the South China Morning Post, and other publications. has written 3165 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.

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