SHAO LIN PAGODA - CHINA
Shao Lin Temple is located in Song Shan, Honan Province, China. It was established in 495 AD by a monk Boddhidharma, the founder of Zen Buddhism. It was in the sixth century that Ta Mo, known as Bodhidharma in India, crossed the Himalayas and taught the Shao-Lin monks static meditation called Chan or Zen, breathing techniques and exercises. The temple is also the legendary home of the Shao Lin Wushu (Kung Fu/Martial Arts) that is still being practice on the grounds of the temple.