Eco-friendly toilets for the Pear Orchard Temple

Shaxi Pear Orchard Temple new toilets- Shaxi Yunnan travel

Locally designed and built eco-friendly toilets promote sustainability in Shaxi From the time we began work on the temple, we knew we would have to completely rebuild the temple public toilets, which were no more than a hole in the ground. The main challenges were that we would need permissions from the village to increase … [Read more…]

The extra mile

Begin with the end in mind – our Yunnan temple project nears completion In the home stretch, this week our Yunnn temple project began installing lighting after nearly a month of wiring the entire temple for electric for the first time in its history. Every room has multiple power points, lighting fixtures and switches, as well … [Read more…]

From the ground up

Restored tiles ready for installation, Pear Orchard Temple, Shaxi Yunnan

One of the largest Shaxi temples undergoes major restoration If you want to restore a crumbling Chinese temple, start with the understanding that it would be cheaper to build a new one from the ground up. This restoration project total investment is now over $100k USD and we’re far from done, though about half of the major … [Read more…]