On June 24th, the public will have to chance to check out the progress of the Wutai Shan Buddhist Garden at the Buddhist Temple being constructed on the outskirts of Bethany.
The Open House hours that day run from 10 am to 2:30 p.m., with a special consecration ceremony opening the event.
Visitors to Wutai Shan Buddhist Garden can also do their visit the easy way by riding a comfortable highway coach through the 500 acre garden.
You can reserve a spot on the bus by emailing Kathy Morton here or calling her at 705.277.2751. Visitors who decide to walk should wear sturdy shoes, bring water and sunscreen.
Below is a picture showing the enormity of the laughing Buddha on the grounds. It was built in China, cut into 72 pieces and shipped here in containers and reassembled. It weighs 127 tons. The head alone is 26 tons.