Wednesday, 7 January 2015
A photograph taken in the incense gardens at Po Lin Monastery. Founded in 1924 as a sanctuary for Buddhist monks, the Po Lin Monastery offers superb sights both inside and out. The use of incense apparently dates back to biblical times and may have originated in Egypt, where the gums and resins of aromatic trees were imported from the Arabian and Somali coasts to be used in religious ceremonies. The Incense sticks are planted here as a mark of worship and respect.