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Photo: Untitled (Tianning Temple, Changzhou, Jiangsu), by Jens Grabenstein
Photo: Untitled (Tianning Temple, Changzhou, Jiangsu), by Jens Grabenstein

Photo: Untitled (Tianning Temple, Changzhou, Jiangsu), by Jens Grabenstein

Tianning Temple’s enormous gold-spire-topped pagoda (reconstructed in 2007, and reportedly the tallest in the world), rises high into the sky, dwarfing the temple’s one- and two-story buildings, with their bright yellow walls, dark brown wooden beams, and tiled rooftops.

Title: “Tianning Temple in Changzhou, Jiangsu” by Jens Grabenstein (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)